If I am reading this map correctly, 30% of non-elderly adults in Knoxville have a declinable pre-exisiting health condition.

The share of non-elderly adults with a declinable pre-existing condition ranges from 41% in Kingsport, Tennessee to 20% in Logan, Utah and Rochester, Minnesota. The prevalence of pre-existing conditions can vary by 10% or more between cities in the same state. For example, in Kansas 32% of Topeka’s population has a pre-existing condition, as compared to 21% of Manhattan’s population. Similarly, in

South Carolina 34% of Florence residents have a pre-existing condition, compared to 24% in Charleston or Hilton Head.

Mapping Pre-existing Conditions across the U.S.

jbr's picture

Nearly one-third of Tennesseans have pre-existing conditions

Nearly one-third of non-elderly adult Tennesseans — 32 percent — have at least one medical condition...

That's about 1.27 million people. Nationally, it's about 52.2 million people.

Nearly one-third of Tennesseans have pre-existing conditions 'declinable' for health insurance before ACA

Treehouse's picture

Way more

The examples in the story are of rather serious conditions but I was denied based on longterm depression and thyroid conditions which mostly require prescriptions and maintenance. Even the insurance man was surprised he couldn't find me coverage at a reasonable price. I believe life is a pre-existing condition, especially if the insured is a woman.

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