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Is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Working?

A recent government report on the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)—created to provide temporary access to health coverage for people with medical conditions—found overall enrollment is lower than projected. In a new blog post, Jean Hall, Ph.D., an associate research professor at the University of Kansas, takes a close look at the drivers of PCIP enrollment and changes under way to attract more enrollees. "While the PCIP is not enrolling everyone potentially eligible, enrollment continues to grow and the program will continue to provide critically needed coverage to thousands of people until the major coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014," Halls writes.

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