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Federal officials try again to bolster health plans for people with medical conditions
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Uninsured sick people got some good news recently — or some of them did, anyway. Starting Friday, the Obama administration reduced the premiums by up to 40 percent in special high-risk insurance plans that the federal government is running in 17 states and the District of Columbia.

These “pre-existing condition insurance plans” were created under the 2010 health care overhaul to provide guaranteed coverage to people who have medical conditions that often make them uninsurable in the individual insurance market.

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