Is rape considered a pre-existing condition under the new health care bill?
We can verify this is false.
Researchers went line-by-line through that amendment are pre-existing conditions are not listed anywhere in it.
We went to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - a government organization that does list the conditions.
Now, that list does not include rape or sexual assault.
But, it does include several conditions that could result from an attack - like sexually transmitted diseases, PTSD, stress disorders and emotional disturbance.
We can verify this is false. But keep in mind - those common side effects from rape could be fall in to that "pre-existing condition" category.
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