Evaluation of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans Under the Affordable Care Act: Immediate and Long-Term Implications for Federal Health Policy
Under the direction of Jean Hall, Ph.D., associate research professor at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, the project team will rapidly produce a brief describing the high-risk pool provisions of the health reform law, identify key implementation and cost issues, and develop recommendations for improvements. The team will also prepare a report on the adequacy of the high-risk pool benefit package and enrollees’ potential cost exposure, and implications for people who enroll in the most basic level of coverage that will eventually be offered through the insurance exchanges.
Findings from the analysis will provide guidance to policymakers and officials charged with implementation of the national high-risk pool, including options for improving the program that will also be relevant to the implementation of insurance exchanges.
Jean Hall, Principal Investigator
Jan Moore, research staff
Sara R. Collins, Jennifer L. Nicholson, The Commonwealth Fund project staff