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Gap in health care law's protection for children
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (AP) – 11 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.
Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage...
...The coverage problem could mainly affect parents who purchase their own coverage for the family, as many self-employed people have to do. Families covered through employer plans typically do not have to worry about being denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions...
...An insurance industry group says the language in the law that pertains to consumer protections for kids is difficult to parse.
"To ensure that there is no ambiguity on this point, the secretary of HHS is preparing to issue regulations next month making it clear that the term 'pre-existing exclusion' applies to both a child's access to a plan and his or her benefits once he or she is in the plan for all plans newly sold in this country six months from today," HHS spokesman Nick Papas said.
Originally posted by On the Edge
What,or who,else have they "forgotten" to include?
Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by jerico65
Just that the US doesn't freakin' have the 940 billion dollars to cover this goatrope. Just slipped their minds.
END THE WAR.
Close the bases??? End aid to foreign nations who are not starving at mass???