Administration in a panic, urging insurers to cover customers who haven't paid

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 1:01 PM
In the latest signs of desperation over Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced late last week that it is taking steps to extend a federal high-risk pool program by one month and is “urging” insurers to cover customers who selected plans on January 1, even if they haven’t made a premium payment. The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), a high-risk pool for those considered uninsurable, was set to end at the end of December, but the one-month extension of the program is notable because these customers were set to enter the Obamacare exchanges. But the extension of the program is an obvious move to lessen the impact of expected premiums hikes for 2015, a sign that HHS has a gloomy outlook on enrollment numbers.