When the new health care law was passed earlier this year, much was made about new high-risk health insurance pools, run by individual states, which would offer coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Missouri's plan launched in July but so far it has received just 70 applications and approved 47. That's out of almost 170,000 Missourians who are eligible for the high-risk pool.
Why the low-turnout? Program officials say they haven't started the "outreach" yet. Don't you think they should have started to spread the word before the program launched?! Read more about the Missouri high-risk health insurance pool here.