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Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks with health care professionals on Sept. 21, 2018 in Miami. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

There’s more to health care access than pre-existing conditions

The campaign trail has been filled with talk about health care coverage, especially pre-existing conditions. While it may sound like both parties are on the same page, their ideas dramatically differ.
People ages 50-64 begin to develop chronic conditions for which they need coverage. Doing away with insurance for pre-existing conditions puts this group at risk. Syda Productions/

Pre-existing conditions: The age group most vulnerable if coverage goes away

Stripping away preexisting conditions coverage would have far-reaching effects, but 50- to 64-year-olds are most vulnerable. Ignoring medical issues at that age could mean sicker oldsters later on.
House Speaker Paul Ryan at a March 7, 2017 unveiling of the new health care bill called the American Health Care Plan. Susan Walsh/AP

How did we get here? Four essential reads on the status of health care in America

Republicans vow to dismantle Obamacare, which extended health insurance to about 20 million people. Republicans’ new plan has been roundly criticized. Here is expert analysis to help you sort it out.

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