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Apr 29 2009

Wisconsin Lawmakers Approve Stricter Standards on Pre-Existing Conditions for Health Insurers

The AP reports, "State lawmakers have approved tightening health insurance standards for pre-existing conditions." At present, "health insurers can refuse to cover a pre-existing condition for two years in individual policies. The state Assembly voted 61-38 to approve a bill that would reduce that to one year." The legislation "also allows insurers to look back for pre-existing conditions in current policy holders for only one year. Right now, they can go through a person's entire medical history." Furthermore, the measure "calls for insurers to renew individual polices without additional underwriting."