HHS Extends Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 7:45 PM EST) -- Consumers with pre-existing conditions can stay enrolled a month longer in a federal program that assists them while they find other options on the health insurance marketplace, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday.

The extension would allow the more than 85,000 consumers enrolled the federal Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan — meant to ensure vulnerable consumers do not lose insurance while finding a new plan through the newly created exchanges — to stay in the program through the month of January,...
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