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Insurance Term - Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)

This is a law passed in 1996, also called the ‘Kassebaum-Kennedy’ law. This law expanded health care coverage for persons or employees who lost their jobs or moved from one job to another. HIPAA helps individuals who have pre-existing medical conditions and/or ailments based on past or present health, in getting health insurance coverage.

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