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Explaining Health Reform: Questions About the Temporary High-Risk Pool

The health reform law creates a temporary national high-risk pool to provide health coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions who have been uninsured for six months. It is a temporary measure designed to bridge the gap until the implementation of other coverage provisions in the law that will take effect in January 2014. This summary provides answers to basic questions about the high-risk pool program.

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