Some Obamacare insurers discriminate against AIDS patients: study

January 28, 2015 10:20 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some insurers selling policies under Obamacare may be structuring drug coverage in a way that dissuades people with HIV-AIDS from becoming their customers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act outlawed discrimination based on pre-existing conditions. Insurers cannot ask about current or past illnesses, charge people with, say, diabetes or cancer more than healthy people, or deny coverage.

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