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Will healthcare reform affect children with chronic health conditions?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing

Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans cannot limit or deny benefits or deny coverage for a child younger than age 19 simply because the child has a “pre-existing condition” — that is, a health problem that developed before the child applied to join the plan.

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