Definition of preexisting
: existing at an earlier time a preexisting medical condition
Recent Examples of preexisting from the Web
By extension, Obamacare's regulatory requirements (and broad protections for those with preexisting conditions) will largely remain intact.
The CBO gave short shrift to a provision, touted by the Hose GOP leadership, that added $8 billion to a pool to help provide coverage to those with preexisting conditions.
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First Known Use of preexisting
PREEXISTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preexisting for English Language Learners
: existing at an earlier time : existing before something else
Medical Definition of preexisting
: existing or present earlier or before a certain point of time In 1990, over 60 percent of group health insurance plans contained exclusions of coverage for preexisting conditions, signifying the denial of benefits for any illness present at the time the insurance is obtained.—Thomas Bodenheimer, in The New England Journal of Medicine, 23 June 1992
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