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April 26, 2013 - Eighty-four million people―nearly half of all working-age U.S. adults―went without health insurance for a time last year or were underinsured because of high out-of-pocket costs relative to income, according to a new study based on findings from the Commonwealth Fund's 2012 Biennial Health Insurance Survey.
April 3, 2013 - In invited testimony before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Sara Collins testified that the program has been a critical bridge to 2014, but its limitations demonstrate why high-risk pools are an inadequate substitute for the comprehensive insurance market reforms and expanded health insurance options to go into effect under the Affordable Care Act next January.
March 12, 2013 - A March 12 webinar drew on a Commonwealth Fund brief that examines state action on these protections. The event was cosponsored by the Progressive States Network.
April 5, 2013 - This blog post describes the new guidance on how the Affordable Care Act's private insurance market reforms—including guaranteed access to health care coverage and the ban on preexisting condition exclusions—will be enforced.