The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Posted on July 2, 2010

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces New Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Affordable Care Act Program to Provide Temporary Coverage for Americans Without Insurance Due to Pre-Existing Conditions Now Through 2014 When the New Insurance Exchanges Are Established

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today the establishment of a new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) that will offer coverage to uninsured Americans who have been unable to obtain health coverage because of a pre-existing health condition.  The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, which will be administered either by a state or by the Department of Health and Human Services, will provide a new health coverage option for Americans who have been uninsured for at least six months, have been unable to get health coverage because of a health condition, and are a U.S. citizen or are residing in the United States legally.

[HHS Press Release:]

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