Getting health insurance with a pre-existing condition

Thanks to Amy Tenderich (@DiabetesMine) for mentioning this CNN Empowered Patient entry that could be of real use to many:

Tips for getting insurance when you have a pre-existing condition

The tips:

  • Become a group of one
  • If you’ve been laid off, get COBRA
  • After losing your employer-related insurance…
  • Find out whether your state has a high-risk pool
  • See whether your professional organization offers group insurance
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  3. Gina Locke says:

    my 14 year old daughter has type 2 diabetes, hypertension, asthma

    my 10 year old son has asthma

    When I called around different places to try and get health insurance they would not let them on a policy due to pre-existing conditions – They are on a policy now until 18 years of age – how do I get covergage when they turn 18 for them and who would cover them. They need their medications.

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