In the health care reform discussions, one of the common proposals put forward is the idea of covering people with disabilities and/or pre-existing conditions through high risk pools. The Commonwealth Fund recently released a fact sheet which explains what high risk pools are and how they work. To read the issue brief, click here.
One of our partners in the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is the University of Kansas and Dr. Jean Hall has written extensively for the Commonwealth Fund on the issue of high risk pools. A list of articles she has written for them is as follows: