Report: States Better than Feds in Getting Sick People Enrolled in High-risk Pools

States are doing a much better job than the federal government at getting sick people enrolled in the healthcare reform law’s high-risk pools, according to a new¬†report. As of April 30, the Government Accountability Office found, the 27 states that operate their own pools had enrolled 15,781 people with pre-existing conditions. The federally-operated pool for the 23 other states and the District of Columbia, by contrast, only had 5,673 enrollees.

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  1. Roy says:

    Good post. Very interesting.

  2. Simon says:

    Still a relatively small number of people

  3. Bruce says:

    No surprise here when you stop and think about it. The federal government doesn’t know anyting about running a risk pool.

  4. Joe Barnett says:

    The low numbers overall suggest that there are few people with pre-existing conditions who are uninsured because they are denied insurance due to their condition. Whereas even in the risk pools, the coverage is high compared to the alternatives — free care and Medicaid.

  5. Virginia says:

    I agree with Joe. I’ve got more Facebook friends than some of these pools have enrolled.

  6. Mika says:

    Its still too early to tell. The number might double after a good outreach program.

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