Applying For New California Emergency High Risk Pool
June 29, 2010 11:01 PM   Subscribe

Applying for Obama Health Plan Emergency High Risk Pool for State of California.

This is a followup to previous question. I've looked at the files from California website and have not been able to find date to apply or application. Previous replies stated applications would be accepted beginning July 1. Have I missed something?
posted by goalyeehah to Health & Fitness (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: CA signups may start as soon as Sept. 1, apparently, not July 1st.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 11:04 PM on June 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

You can always call the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board directly and put the screws to them for more specifics, too.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 11:07 PM on June 29, 2010

Best answer: Here' an article from today's Sacramento Bee:

Seeking health insurance? State is taking names

Published Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2010

The state of California is starting to take names of people interested in new health insurance for those with pre-existing medical problems.

The insurance is being subsidized by the federal government, as part of the health care overhaul, but it will be administered by the state. Coverage will be available only to people who have had no other medical insurance for six months or more.

So far, the state Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board hasn't designed the insurance policies or even an application form. But with the governor poised to sign bills formally authorizing the new "high risk" insurance pool, the board will begin keeping a list of people who want to be notified when an application form is available.

Beginning Tuesday, those people can e-mail the board at, spokeswoman Jeanie Esajian said. They should include their name, address, phone number and e-mail address, she said.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:20 PM on June 30, 2010

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