The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan — or at least the patients enrolled in it — is getting one last extension.
The Obama administration said Thursday that sick patients in the temporary, federal program now will have until June 30 to select an exchange health plan.
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After three previous extensions, coverage for PCIP enrollees will end April 30. But those left in the pool get another two months to enroll in a plan at HealthCare.gov.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the move in a bulletin as a “60-day special enrollment period due to exceptional circumstances for individuals remaining in the program who have not found new coverage that begins on May 1.”