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Pennsylvania Removes Enrollment Cap for Health Insurance Program for Insured

Pennsylvania has scrapped plans to limit enrollment in its federally funded health insurance program for uninsured people with pre-existing medical conditions, according to a Philly Burbs report.

As of July 31, more than 3,600 Pennsylvanians had enrolled in the new temporary pools created under healthcare reform. The state originally planned to cap enrollment at 3,500. Insurance Departments spokeswoman Rosanne Placey said the state is comfortable moving beyond the previously decided limit but is still monitoring costs closely.

According to the report, advocates for the insured say the program's premiums, which average $283.20 per month, are not affordable for insured patients.

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