Obama administration launches effort to tout Medicare preventive benefits

April 30, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Another Pricing Test For Insuring People With Pre-Existing ConditionsFor the second time in less than a year, the government hopes to help some of the as many as 25 million uninsured Americans with pre-existing health conditions. Critics say it may be a case of too little, too late. Next month, a nationally funded health-care program will lower premiums and relax eligibility for some people with pre-existing conditions ranging from low blood pressure to cancer. Dubbed the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, the program is considered a cornerstone of President Obama's health care law, hitting a range of Americans from different economic classes, including the rising numbers of unemployed who have lost health care coverage (Andriotis, 6/21).

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