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Arthritis Foundation Joins HHS in Support of Changes to Help More Americans Get Insurance Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 General News J E 4
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ATLANTA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Dr. John H. Klippel will join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in support of changes to the government insurance program that will make it easier for Americans with pre-existing conditions to get health insurance coverage.

Changes announced today to the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program (PCIP) will offer more Americans with chronic conditions, like arthritis, access to affordable coverage.  Created under the Affordable Care Act, the PCIP is for people who are unable to purchase coverage due to their medical conditions.

"The seriousness of arthritis makes it unacceptable for people with it, or any other chronic disease, to be denied access to care and medications they need for any period of time," says Klippel.  "The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the Secretary and Administration in raising awareness about this program to help individuals without insurance and with pre-existing conditions."      

WHO: Arthritis Foundation President and CEO, Dr. John H. Klippel  

WHAT: Response to HHS announcement on Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Program changes and the impact on people with chronic diseases.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 31 at 11:00 am ET

DIAL IN: 800-857-2850

PASSCODE: HHS

A replay of the call will be available afterwards by calling 866-489-2878.  No passcode is necessary.

CONTACT:Carol Galbreath(404) 965-7595

SOURCE Arthritis Foundation

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