High-Risk Pools: The Essential Facts

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<p>Some lawmakers see high-risk pools as a key component of any replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Backed with federal funding, state-run pools, they believe, represent a viable way to insure people with costly medical conditions while reducing the financial risk faced by private insurers.</p><p>For the second in our series of explainers on health reform alternatives under consideration by the new administration and Congress, we look at how high-risk pools would work, what they might mean for people with health problems currently enrolled in marketplace insurance plans, and what the likely costs would be. We also review the nation’s recent experience with high-risk pools, which at one time were in place in 35 states.</p>
<p>Look for more explainers coming soon. </p>

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletters/ealerts/2017/mar/high-risk-pools Read the explainer