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Managing Medical Conditions

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Knowing how to keep and best use your health plan is especially important if you have a medical condition.

Keeping your coverage

It has become easier for people with medical conditions to get a new health plan. Under health care reform, insurance companies cannot deny you or charge you more because you have a pre-existing medical condition.

If you need a new plan, be sure to apply during an open enrollment period. You can apply at other times if you had a life event or health coverage change that qualifies for a special enrollment period.

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Choosing treatments

Most treatments have both benefits and risks. To make the best choice, ask questions. Learn about your condition and the treatments. Then work with your doctor to decide on a treatment plan. Learn more about choosing treatments...


Care for chronic conditions

Diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart disease are examples of common chronic conditions. You and your doctor should make a treatment plan to manage your chronic condition if you have one. Learn more about care for chronic conditions... 


Compare health plan quality

Use the OPA Health Care Quality Report Cards to see a plan's quality scores related to your condition. See how well your current or new plan performs. Learn what a plan should be doing for screening for or managing a medical condition. View the Report Cards...

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