Department of Health and Human Services: Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Program
GAO-10-998R, Aug 16, 2010
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) new rule on the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Program. GAO found that (1) the rule implements section 1101 of the Patietnt Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which requires HHS to establish, either directly or through contracts with states or nonprofit entities, a temporary high risk health insurance pool program to provide affordable health insurance coverage to uninsured individuals with pre-existing conditions. This program will continue until January 1, 2014; and (2) GAO found that HHS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.