Evaluating High-Risk Pools as a Health Insurance Option for People with Preexisting Conditions


The new health reform law includes a transitional national high-risk pool that will go into effect 90 days from the date of the bill's enactment and continue until new insurance exchanges are implemented in 2014. The high-risk pool will provide basic coverage for people turned down in the individual insurance market because of health problems. Much is unknown about how the high-risk pool will be administered and marketed, who will enroll in it, how much it will cost enrollees and taxpayers, and whether the coverage will meet people's needs. This project will conduct an immediate study of the new law's high-risk-pool provisions, identifying implementation issues and providing policy recommendations to federal and state officials charged with implementation.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
Principal Investigator:
Jean Hall, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 13, 2010
Related Topics
Health Care Coverage

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