W.Va. to end high-risk insurance pool

MARTINSBURG (AP) — West Virginia is ending a state-run high-risk insurance pool for people who can’t obtain coverage elsewhere.

The Legislature created AccessWV in 2005 for people with pre-existing conditions.

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Riley says that the program served a need. But it’s no longer needed because the federal Affordable Care Act guarantees coverage for people despite pre-existing conditions.

He says the program has about 1,200 policies.

Notices have been sent to policyholders that the program’s coverage will end Dec. 31.

Riley says a contractor operated the program and no state employees will lose their jobs.

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