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Your Opinion: High-risk pool offers insurance

Your Opinion: High-risk pool offers insurance

May 6th, 2011 by Lucy Brenner, Morrison in News

Dear Editor:

Please allow me to say something good about the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.

Health care reform is taking place now. Right now a person with a pre-existing condition, who for six months, has not been able to get insurance, can join a special Missouri health insurance plan.

To find out more about this plan call the Missouri Department of Insurance at 1-800-726-7390 or 573-751-2646. The premium each month will be anywhere from $178 to $780. There are three plans available.

This high-risk insurance pool is being funded by premiums and an $81 million grant to Missouri from the federal government.

This opportunity is available as assistance until 2014 when insurance companies cannot deny access because of pre-existing conditions.