GAO: Millions of U.S. Adults Have Pre-Existing Conditions
An estimated 36 million to 112 million U.S. adults have pre-existing conditions -- such as diabetes, hypertension and mental health disorders -- that could lead health insurers to deny coverage, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. America's Health Insurance Plans downplayed the report, saying that the number of individuals with pre-existing conditions who are uninsured is low.
- "GAO: As Many as 112 Million Adults Have Pre-Existing Conditions" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 4/26).
- "Many Have Pre-Existing Conditions That May Prevent Coverage: GAO" (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 4/26).