Despite the fact that the federal government passed a healthcare reform law almost two years ago, many people still remain uninsured and unaware of some resources that are available to them now.
Every state is receiving funds to create what is known as a “high risk insurance pool” for uninsured people with pre-existing medical conditions who are unable to afford or obtain coverage on their own.
Still, many people either don’t know about the program or aren’t taking of advantage of it because of red tape or the cost of premiums. In Kansas and Missouri, they are trying to eliminate the obstacles and have launched an awareness campaign. Randy Mason sat down with top officials from both states to help spread the word.
For more information on eligibility, call the Greater Kansas City United Way’s – 2-1-1 hotline
The Missouri Health Insurance Pool (MHIP) is a nonprofit organization offering comprehensive health insurance to Missourians who can’t get coverage in the standard market because of health conditions. Please visit their website today for eligibility criteria and an application.
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