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PPACA eliminates the use of pre-existing conditions to deny or impose waiting periods on insurance coverage. In the interim, temporary high-risk pools (PCIPs), have been established at the state level or through federal-state partnerships to assist patients with pre-existing exclusions that limit coverage. According to healthcare.gov, 23 states and the District of Columbia elected to have their PCIP program administered by the federal government; 27 states have chosen to run their own programs.
For more information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, visit healthcare.gov.
The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS is the agency consumers can contact for help when they feel they have been inappropriately denied services or were inappropriately charged a co-pay or deductible counter to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They run a helpline at (887) 267-2323 ext. 6-1565, or can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.