When One Young Person’s Life Took a Detour, the ACA Provided Help along the Way

An energetic college senior found himself on a life detour when he was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – and almost immediately confronted with a maze of insurance denials and medical bills, until he was able to enroll in one of the high risk pools created under the Affordable Care Act. JoAnn Volk documents the story of Kalwis Lo, now 24 and looking forward to a lifetime of secure, meaningful coverage, thanks to the ACA.


On Friday, the Obama Administration announced that they were closing the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs) to new enrollment. Sabrina Corlette takes a look at the decision and what it means for consumers – and for implementation of the ACA.

A Surprising Source of an Intra-Party Fight: The PCIPs

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to debate the first major proposal in three years to expand a provision of the Affordable Care Act. And it’s prompting an intra-party fight. Sabrina Corlette takes a look.

The opinions expressed here are solely those of the individual blog post authors and do not represent the views of Georgetown University, the Center on Health Insurance Reforms, any organization that the author is affiliated with, or the opinions of any other author who publishes on this blog.