pre-existing condition

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1752
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A definition of the term "pre-existing condition" is presented. It refers to the condition that occurs prior to an arbitrary date, which is usually used in reference to the date of issuance of a health insurance policy. Sometimes, a pre-existing condition results in an exclusion from coverage for costs resulting from the injury, disease, or condition.


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