HHS Officials to Give Update on the Affordable Care Act’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Friday, November 5, at 12:30 p.m. officials from HHS’ Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight will hold a press conference call to provide an update on the Affordable Care Act’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan.

The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan provides uninsured Americans living with such conditions as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease the opportunity to obtain insurance coverage. The program covers a broad range of health benefits and is designed as a bridge to 2014, when all Americans – regardless of their health status – will have access to affordable coverage either through their employer or through a new competitive marketplace, and insurers will be prohibited from denying coverage to anyone based on the state of their health.

 

WHO:

Liz Fowler, Director for Policy in HHS’ Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
Richard Popper, Director for the Office of Insurance Programs in HHS’ Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
 

WHEN:

Friday, November 5, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
 

CALL IN:

800-857-6748
 

PASSCODE:

HHS
 

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.



CONTACT:

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Public Policy/Government  Other Policy Issues  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  Managed Care

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