Study: Ohioans with pre-existing conditions to benefit from health reform

Youngstown Vindicator

About 2.4 million Ohioans younger than 65 have been diagnosed with a pre-existing medical condition that could prevent them from obtaining health insurance, according to a report from Families USA, a consumer health-care advocacy group.

These Ohioans will gain significant protections when health-care-reform legislation goes into effect, Ron Pollack, Families USA executive director, said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters.

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