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State-Level Protections For Preexisting Conditions Not Enough, Experts Say

By Emily Martin
November 8, 2019 at 4:59 PM
A new study by the Commonwealth Fund highlights the dozens of states that have codified some of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting conditions that are under threat by Texas v. USA , but sources stress that state governments can only do so much for residents without federal support. States can regulate their commercial markets but have no authority over employer-sponsored insurance, which falls under the federal Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act (ERISA) and covers around 160...


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