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HHS renews push to enroll people in pre-existing condition insurance plan
Healthcare Finance News

Amid tepid enrollment, the Department of Health and Human Services has renewed efforts to increase awareness of the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), the government’s temporary insurance plan for those denied private insurance due to pre-existing conditions.

The plan has attracted roughly 12,000 people nationally since health reform was enacted early last year. While that represents an increase of 50 percent over the past three months, it’s well below the 375,000 that Medicaid’s chief actuary predicted last spring would be enrolled by the end of 2010.