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  • v. Present participle of preexist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. existing previously or before something


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  • Once youre sick, which we call a preexisting condition in Washington, getting insured in the individual market is at best difficult and at times impossible.

    40 More Years

  • They pick and choose whom they cover; they charge more if your business is too small; they might not cover you at all or a member of your family or one of your employees if you have what they call a preexisting condition.

    Presidents Radio Address To The Nation

  • Our health care system today denies or discriminates in coverage against 81 million Americans who are part of families with what we call preexisting conditions, including Americans with disabilities.

    Presidents Gallaudet University Commencement Address

  • FOREMAN: A broken wrist they called a preexisting condition?

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2009

  • In a decentralized state such as Tudor England, governance traditionally devolved to regional landowners. 20 One method of establishing authority of a monarch's viceregal representatives was to embed crown representatives in preexisting ties of loyalty, patronage, clientage, and overlordship by granting them estates in the regions they were administer on behalf of the crown. 21 The crown would rely on local magnates to carry out crown policy by acting as judges, calling musters, and networking with local gentry and urban officials.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • That would mean no more denying coverage to people like women we heard from today because of so-called preexisting conditions like having survived cancer.

    Michelle Obama And Jill Biden Speak Out, Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness (PHOTOS)

  • Pregnancy's not called a preexisting condition, and that women don't get dropped when they need the care that they've been paying for.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2009

  • He said -- and this is a quote -- "In the United States, if a woman's pregnant and on the individual market and she tries to get health insurance, that's called a preexisting condition, and it's not paid for."

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2009

  • Yet, you can't get individual full coverage health insurance, because you have this so-called preexisting condition.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2009

  • GUPTA: But that's a big gamble especially for anyone who has what's called a preexisting condition like cancer or heart disease or diabetes or asthma.

    CNN Transcript Jan 31, 2008


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