Dewhurst Wants Closure of High-Risk Insurance Pool Postponed

Amid ongoing technical issues with the federal health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is urging state officials to postpone the planned Jan. 1 cancellation of the state’s high-risk insurance pool, which provides health coverage to some of the state’s sickest residents. 

“It is clear that the Obama Administration’s attempts to implement the deeply flawed Affordable Care Act are an abject failure,” Dewhurst said in a Monday letter to Julia Rathgeber, commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance. “Far too many people with significant health care needs have been left unable ...

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