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preexisting conditions

Picture of Trudy  Lieberman
The need for more affordable coverage is real, but association health plans have had a dismal track record through the years.
Picture of Michael Lujan
History offers us some basic lessons on how well high-risk pools work for insuring sicker enrollees, with preexisting conditions. Their track record is hardly encouraging.
Picture of Trudy  Lieberman
The only way to insure everyone at a reasonable cost is to make sure everyone — healthy and sick — is in the risk pool together. The House GOP plan won't achieve that goal.
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The ACA has become a scapegoat in the media for all kinds of health care woes. "Somebody needs to be the referee on some of the cheap shots flying around on an uneven playing field," says Health News Review's Gary Schwitzer.

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