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High-risk pool for uninsured could exceed budget: analysis
Modern Healthcare

A forthcoming temporary high-risk pool for the uninsured with pre-existing health conditions could quickly go over budget, according to a new analysis. The $5 billion program, expected to launch as early as July, is part of the new health reform law. Its purpose is to extend temporary coverage to the uninsured until 2014, when health plan reforms, subsidies and insurance exchanges become operational.