Iowa Pre-existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP) Program's low enrollment

Only 32 people have applied for the Iowa PCIP (temporary high risk pool).  An estimated 34,500 people would qualify for the program that has enough funds to cover approximately 975 Iowans.  Iowa received roughly $35 million in federal funding to pay for the temporary program called HIP-Iowa Fed
The PCIP is a temporary program that provides health coverage to people who have a pre-existing condition and who have gone without coverage for at least six months.  The program opened enrollment to the public on July 1, 2010 and started to offer coverage on August 1, 2010.  To read the article highlighting the Iowa PCIP and general information about the PCIP, please visit the following links:
Iowa PCIP article
PCIP Information
OCIIO PCIP Information