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Ohio Blue Cross for pre-existing medical conditions

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: I noticed that Ohio Blue Cross/ Blue Shield offers permanent insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Can you please advise me on how I can get more information?

A: So much has changed; that information is out of date. Ohio Blue Cross is now Anthem Health and this company does not make insurance available to those with significant pre-existing medical conditions. Unfortunately their Web site does not make this clear and so some people are declined for insurance when they apply. This decline then multiplies the applicant's problem by making the applicant ineligible for types of insurance policies. See the article "Finding Health Insurance to Cover Pre-existing Medical Conditions" at for other options.


More resources:

Finding Health Insurance to Cover Pre-existing Medical Conditions