Millions of US Citizens would Lose Health Insurance without Obamacare

Washington - Some 52 million US citizens under 65 years old with pre-existing health problems could remain without health insurance if the health legislation known as Obamacare is eliminated, said a report today.

The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from rejecting people with pre-existing conditions, but if it is eliminated, the health insurance of those citizens would be jeopardized.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation report, most of those 52 million US people have insurance through their employers or governmental programs like Medicaid, but if they lose it and try to apply for it, they could be denied a new plan.

The Hill online version said that insurance companies have long lists of issues for rejecting a policy, ranging from diabetes to sleep apnea and pregnancy.

The Foundation said that before the current legislation, promoted by President Barack Obama, 18 percent of those applying for insurance in individual markets were denied policy, and many did not even try to apply.

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