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White House Relaxes PCIP Requirements to Kick-Start Enrollments



Applicants seeking coverage under the federally administered Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan will enjoy lower premiums and lighter admission requirements while agents and brokers will be paid to boost enrollment, the Obama administration has announced.



1 comments on "White House Relaxes PCIP Requirements to Kick-Start Enrollments"
mitchell2u (6/14/2011 at 5:19 AM)

Today we received our denial for health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. The requirements for a possible re-application are to be "symptom and treatment-free for 3-5 years." This is impossible. Attached to the letter was a page discussing appeal rights, blah, blah, blah...and at the very bottom was a mention of PCIP and to check the website www.healthcare.gov for more information. I skeptically went to the website and within minutes found that we might actually be able to buy semi-reasonably priced health insurance with fairly decent coverage and all our doctors are on the "in-network" list. Up until today, I had no idea this program even existed and I do not live under a rock. It is a shame that this program exists without any public education and awareness. It reminds me of the Lead-Based paint law that went into effect April 2010 requiring all workers (and landlords and property managers) disturbing painted surfaces in pre-1978 homes, schools or child-care facilities to be EPA Lead-Safe Certified and pass an 8-hour training course to learn about lead-safe work practices. It's all posted on www.epa.gov/lead I bet most people don't know about that either :-(