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Reports from the Congressional House Energy & Commerce Committee say the number of applicants turned down for coverage by four of the largest health insurance carriers due to preexisting conditions grew nearly 50% between 2007 and 2009.
Bloomberg News says Well-Point, Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealth rejected 651,000 applicants based on preexisting conditions in accordance to their business plan. One of the companies had a list of 425 conditions used to deny people insurance coverage, including pregnancy, diabetes, and heart disease.
Beginning in 2014, Health care reform will make it illegal to reject applicants for preexisting conditions.  


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