05 Jan 2012

More than 6,000 Californians enrolled in preexisting conditions plan

05 Jan 2012

The Los Angeles Times reports that in spite of its “slow start, California’s push to extend health coverage to those with preexisting medical conditions — a three-year stopgap effort until federal healthcare reform fully kicks in — has enrolled more than 6,000 patients.” As a result, “California now ranks second only to Pennsylvania with the highest number of enrollees in the temporary federally funded insurance plan. The interim coverage helps people with cancer, heart disease, and other long-term disorders pay for doctor visits, hospital stays, and medications.”

If you have a preexisting medical condition and are concerned about coverage eligibility give us a call to discuss your options.

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  1. Bradley January 5th, 2012 3:55PM

    Memo to President Obama and Secretary of HHS Sebellius: If the mandatory period without any coverage at all were dropped from 6 months to 3, California’s enrollment would increase by ten-fold, or more.

    I have spent a lot of time with individuals and families struggling with pre-existing conditions and getting turned down by underwriting departments at the major insurance carriers. Please contact us so that we can help guide you to your best alternatives — which include applying to alternate carriers, and appealing an initial rejection.