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White House Issues Veto Warning on House GOP Bill To Redirect Funding To Boost Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

April 24, 2013


The White House on Tuesday, in a Statement of Administration Policy, warned that President Obama would veto a House Republican bill (HR 1549) that would shift funds under the Affordable Care Act to sustain the ACA's temporary high-risk insurance pool program through the end of the year if it reaches his desk.

Conservative Groups Differ on House GOP Bill To Redirect ACA Funding To Bolster Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

April 19, 2013


Legislation from House Republicans that would boost funding for the Affordable Care Act's temporary high-risk insurance pool program and keep the program open through the end of this year is facing resistance from Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative political action committee.

House Committee Advances GOP High-Risk Pool Funding Plan; House Democrats Propose Alternative Bill

April 18, 2013


The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation (HR 1549) that would boost funding for the Affordable Care Act's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan and keep the program open through 2013.

House GOP Fast-Tracking Bill To Redirect Funding Under ACA To Bolster Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

April 17, 2013


House Republicans are fast-tracking a new bill that would boost funding for the Affordable Care Act's temporary high-risk insurance pool program and keep the program open through the end of this year.

Cantor Says House GOP Bill Would Redirect Funding Under ACA To Bolster Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

April 9, 2013


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Friday, in a memo sent to House Republicans, said one of the GOP's main health care priorities for the spring will include efforts to boost funding for the Affordable Care Act's temporary high-risk insurance pool program.

Issues in ACA's Pre-Existing Conditions Program Could Foreshadow Cost Issues in Exchanges, Expert Says

April 4, 2013


Overall health costs for all individuals in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges would increase significantly if some of the problems facing the ACA's temporary high-risk insurance pool program also emerged within the online marketplaces next year, according to a health economist who testified during a House committee hearing on Wednesday.

House Republicans Call on Obama To Retain Pre-Existing Condition Program With Other ACA Funds

March 6, 2013


In a letter sent Tuesday to President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and six other members of the House GOP leadership called on the administration to continue funding the enrollment of tens of thousands of individuals with pre-existing medical conditions in the Affordable Care Act's temporary high-risk insurance pool program.

Enrollment in High-Risk Insurance Pools Increases Slightly in August, Still Below Expectations

October 31, 2012


Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools that were established by the Affordable Care Act increased slightly in August to 86,072 people -- from 82,000 in July -- but that figure still is well below the 375,000 that federal officials expected to enroll in the first year, according to the latest estimates from CMS, CQ HealthBeat reports.

ACA's High Risk Insurance Enrollment Reaches All-Time High, Still Below Expectations, CMS Says

October 4, 2012


Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools created by the Affordable Care Act reached 82,000 as of July 31, an all-time high but still far below the 375,000 that federal officials initially expected to enroll, according to the latest estimates from CMS.

High-Risk Pools Do not Offer Long-Term Solution, Report Finds

September 14, 2012


High-risk pools, which offer individuals with pre-existing conditions access to affordable health care, are "extremely expensive and likely unsustainable," according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund.
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