Big week for health reform implementation

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    Three implementation developments this week.

    1. The federal government launched its new health insurance web site (billed as a "one-stop shopping' place for health insurance") today:

    Check it out: HealthCare.gov. It's pretty snazzy right now but it'll get a lot more interesting in October.


    2. The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (i.e. the new federal high-risk pool program) started accepting applications today:
    Note that under the law every state has to set up a new high risk pool but states were given the choice of running it themselves or letting the federal government run it. The pools accepting applications now are the federally run pools being set up in 21 states. The state-administered pools being set up in 29 states and Washington, D.C. may not yet be accepting applications (see the list of which is which here).

    Check the status of your state's pool on HealthCare.gov.

    3. The Early Retiree Reinsurance Program started accepting applications on Tuesday:
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    Great post Greenbeard and thanks for sharing the information.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     

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