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12 Actual Pre-Existing Conditions From Before The Affordable Care Act

Before the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could refuse to cover you because you had one of these "pre-existing conditions." Here's a Throwback Thursday to confuse your brain.

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8. Being a firefighter.

Because insurance companies considered firefighting to be a "high-risk occupation," they could include it in their underwriting guidelines as an uninsurable profession.

Here's the good news

When you shop on the new marketplace, you won't be asked if you have a pre-existing condition. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you have basic protections from crazy insurance company abuses, and pre-existing conditions are no longer a thing.

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