New High-Risk Pools Thought To Be Less Costly, More Open
The high-risk health insurance pools called for under the new health reform law likely will be more affordable and easier to join than existing risk pools, according to insurance experts. Medical charges for those in the pools could be lower by about one-third, while applicants will no longer have to prove they were denied for private insurance before receiving coverage. Â
- "New Health Law Expands High-Risk Coverage" (Varney, "Morning Edition," NPR, 4/8).