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The Affordable Care Act’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

The Affordable Care Act’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

This report from The Commonwealth Fund compares the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, or PCIP, with previously existing state-based high-risk pools from a standpoint of enrollment, costs and lessons for reform. It considers programmatic differences that may have resulted in lower-than-anticipated enrollment and higher-than-anticipated costs for the PCIP. The report is part of the “Realizing Health Reform’s Potential” series.