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High-risk health pool faces start-up hurdles

Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2010

The healthcare overhaul sets a 90-day deadline for setting up a high-risk insurance pool for uninsured people with health problems, but the complexity of that task presents challenges for regulators, the Wall Street Journal reports. Existing state insurance pools, which often contract with insurers to administer benefits, might provide a platform. The Department of Health and Human Services will start by evaluating the existing resources, an Obama administration official said.