Health Reform Issue Brief: High Risk Pools

This issue brief provides an analysis of high risk pools.

As Congress debates potential changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is critical to ensure that people living with HIV and hepatitis have continued access to affordable and comprehensive insurance coverage. State high risk pools have long been a limited mechanism for people with pre-existing, high cost conditions to access insurance. Prior to the ACA, 35 states were operating their own state traditional high risk pools and the ACA itself included a temporary high risk pool program called the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).  

Health Reform Issue Brief: High Risk Pools