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California Pre-Existing Condition Plan a go
San Francisco Chronicle

California’s new federally backed health plan for the medically uninsurable – the first consumer program offered under the federal health law – began operating Monday after weeks of delays waiting for contracts to be finalized.

The high-risk pool, known as the Pre-Existing Condition Plan, is available to legal residents who’ve been uninsured for six months prior to applying for the federal program and have a medical condition that has put private coverage out of reach.