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HHS: 18 states to drop PCIP programs

Ohio Insurance Commissioner Mary Taylor (AP photo)
Ohio Insurance Commissioner Mary Taylor (AP photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eighteen states have decided to turn their state Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) programs over to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS officials said Tuesday.

HHS officials have asked states with state-based PCIP programs to accept a fixed, lower-than-expected budget allocation for the rest of the year or else shut down the state-based programs and put the enrollees in the federal PCIP program.

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