Something Old, Something New: Texas' Two High-Risk Pools

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Stacey Pogue /(512) 320-0222 x 117

July 19, 2010

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Thanks to national health reform, Texas now has two separate high-risk pools that offer health insurance to Texans who cannot get coverage in the private market due to pre-existing health conditions: the state-administered Texas Health Insurance Pool, established in 1998, and the federally administered Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan created by the new federal health reform law.