Some people could be denied coverage completely. MoneyGeek crunched the numbers on the KFF report and concluded that 12.5 million Americans with potentially declinable health conditions could be impacted by a policy change.

These people with pre-existing conditions are either uninsured or obtain coverage through the ACA Marketplace.

These are the states with the most people at risk of losing coverage if regulations around pre-existing conditions are changed.

15. South Dakota

South Dakota

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 36,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 7.20%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 123,000

14. Nebraska

Nebraska

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 75,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 6.80%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 295,000

13. Idaho

Idaho

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 83,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 8.40%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 259,000

12. Arkansas

Arkansas

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 138,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 8.00%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 597,000

11. Mississippi

Mississippi

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 162,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 9.50%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 593,000

10. Louisiana

Louisiana

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 201,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 7.40%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 932,000

9. Oklahoma

Oklahoma

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 214,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 9.50%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 718,000

8. South Carolina

South Carolina

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 240,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 8.20%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 914,000

7. Alabama

Alabama

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 249,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 8.80%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 957,000

6. Missouri

Missouri

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 261,00
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 7.30%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 1,079,000

5. Tennessee

Tennessee

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 326,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 8.20%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 1,302,000

4. North Carolina

North Carolina

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 478,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 7.90%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 1,762,000

3. Georgia

Georgia

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 508,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 8.10%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 1,805,000

2. Florida

Florida

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 1,209,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 9.90%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 3,526,000

1. Texas

Texas

  • At-risk residents (pre-existing conditions directly insured or uninsured): 1,566,000
  • Percentage of total state population with pre-existing conditions: 9.30%
  • Residents with declinable pre-existing conditions: 4,794,000

Jeff Ostrowski is a writer for MoneyGeek. A veteran business journalist, he also writes about money for the Palm Beach Post in Florida. Ostrowski is proud to say he knows how to use a financial calculator to amortize a mortgage.

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