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Insurance offered for pre-existing conditions

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   Georgians not covered by health insurance because of a pre-existing condition can now buy it through a new federal program.

It's part of the new federal health care overhaul. People who have been uninsured for more than six months because of pre-existing conditions can apply for the plan offered through the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Coverage could start as soon as August in the 21 states where the federal government is administering the program. The cost will vary by state, ranging from $140 to $900 a month.

Congress allocated $5 billion for the program, estimating it would provide insurance coverage to 200,000 people.

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