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12 actual pre-existing conditions from before the Affordable Care Act

Here's a Throwback Thursday to rattle your brain. Before the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could refuse to cover you because of all kinds of so-called “pre-existing conditions.”

For instance: Being a firefighter.


Weird, right?
Check out Buzzfeed to see the list of a dozen things that could have rendered you uninsurable. But don't worry, there's a happy ending.

SPOILER ALERT: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, pre-existing conditions are no longer a thing.

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