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Affordable Care Act

Poll: Most Americans In Favor Of Keeping Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

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Pre-existing conditions including diabetes could mean insurance companies can decide to cover patients or not (or to charge them higher rates).

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 75 percent of Americans support protections for people with pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act

Karen Clay is President of the Florida Democratic Disability Caucus, lobbying to have Florida excluded from a 20-state lawsuit seeking to put an end to the Affordable Care Act.

“In healthcare we’d be going back in time," Clay said. "And it’s not just pre-existing conditions we’re concerned about. It’s also lifetime caps.”

Governor Rick Scott says he supports protections for people with pre-existing conditions but is concerned about the rising costs of healthcare.