HHS-New Resources Available to Increase Awareness of Pre-exiting Condition Insurance Plans

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On February 10, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it made new resources available to states, members of the media, consumer groups, providers, and others to increase awareness of the pre-existing condition insurance plans (PCIPs), the temporary high-risk pools implemented to provide comprehensive health coverage to people who have been unable to obtain coverage because of a pre-existing condition.  The PCIPs were created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and will operate until 2014, when most of the broader coverage reforms of the law take effect.

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