Pre-existing conditions insurance coverage available some 34 years ago
Pre-existing conditions health insurance coverage was, and still is available in Illinois, and 34 other states long before the ACA (ObamaCare). I personally benefited purchasing health insurance from ICHIP*. When my health insurance policy ran out, I could not obtain any health insurance due to cancer when in 1999 it was determined that I had a cancerous tumor on my right lung. ICHIP accepted me despite that condition. If you are a non-Illinois resident some 34 other states have ICHIP type programs. To find out if your State has a state sponsored High Risk Health Insurance Pool visit http://www.naschip.org/states_pools.htm.
States That Have Risk Pools
Idaho Idaho Individual High Risk Reinsurance Pool Illinois Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Phone 1-800-367-6410 or (217) 782-6333 Indiana Indiana Comprehensive Health Association Phone 1-800-552-7921 or (317) 614-2000 Iowa Iowa Comprehensive Health Association Phone (877) 793-6880 Kansas Kansas Health Insurance Association Phone 1-800-362-9290 or (316) 792-1779 Kentucky Kentucky Access Phone (502) 573-1026
My efforts to inform the news media, my representatives have been an exercise in futility. Why?
*Insurance coverage in Illinois for pre-existing conditions became available to Illinoisans on February 9, 1987, when the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Act, Public (ICHIP) Act 84-1478, became law.