9 States Seek Help For High-Risk Pools

January 6, 2012

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Nine states have asked the federal government for more money to make sure their new high-risk pools that provide health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions don't run out of money before 2014, the Obama administration said Thursday

Two of the states - California and New Hampshire  - have already been promised additional money.

The other seven states that have requests pending with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota and Utah.