California: Coverage Lifeline -- Help for People With Pre-Existing Conditions
June 22, 2010
On July 1, the federal government will provide California $761 million to create a health insurance pool for residents with pre-existing health conditions, including HIV. The program will operate until January 2014: After then, health insurers will be prohibited from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
Those with HIV may benefit under the subsidized insurance pool. Although HIV treatment helps many people live longer, healthier lives, many patients still cannot afford or access comprehensive health insurance except through employer-sponsored plans.
Contra Costa Times
06.06.2010; Emily Bazar; Sandy Kleffman
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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