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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJuly 1st, 2010

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Title

High-Risk Pool Fairness Act

Official Title

To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit certain individuals losing their COBRA continuation coverage to have access to the high-risk health insurance pool program established under such title.

Summary

High-Risk Pool Fairness Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow otherwise qualified individuals to enroll in a state's high risk health insurance pool if such an individual's maximum length of COBRA coverage (health insurance continuation benefits) has expired in the six months before applying for coverage in such pool or will expire within 30 days of applying for coverage in such pool. (Currently, only individuals without creditable coverage for six months are eligible for such pools.)