US, State Pre-Existing Condition Plans See Low Enrollment

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office revealed in a report released Friday that enrollment and spending for federally and state-run insurance plans for those with pre-existing conditions — a component of last year's health care reform law — had been significantly lower than expected.

The GAO said initial projections in 2010 for average monthly enrollment were about 71,500 for state-run pre-existing condition insurance plans, or PCIPs, and 78,000 for the federally run PCIP.

But by the end of April, actual enrollment totaled about 15,800 in state-run PCIPs...
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