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By Tom Murphy
AP Health Writer 

AP FACT CHECK: Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions?

 


Pregnancy, sexual assault and domestic violence could be considered "pre-existing conditions" that make it hard to keep insurance coverage under the Republican health care bill, according to a number of news articles and social media posts.

The bill doesn't specifically refer to any of these things, and headlines suggesting that it does are misleading.

But the bill does allow insurers, in limited circumstances, to charge more for a health condition that existed before the patient's coverage starts if that person has had a lapse in insurance. Because of that, there might be the potential in...



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