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Gap in health care law's protection for children

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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This shows what happens when no one is allowed to "double ckeck" the bill before it is passed!

Just "loose ends"...?

What,or who,else have they "forgotten" to include?



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.


(I wonder what was so hard about it.)

www.google.com...




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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I guess this is what happens when politicians focus more on passing bills in a hurry than what the people actually want.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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It figures, only 24 hours after Obama signs the bill and already we have problems. Just imagine what else is likely to come up during the next few months. Good job Democrats - nice bill!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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This bill will reflect exactly what it is, a bill passed for the sake of passing a bill.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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"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.


Well, it looks like they are going to fix the issue fairly soon. I don't think it will be a major problem.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:14 PM
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"Well, it looks like they are going to fix the issue fairly soon. I don't think it will be a major problem."

That's entirely optimistic of you!

This bill has had problems since it's inception,and I see it only getting worse.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by On the Edge
What,or who,else have they "forgotten" to include?


Oh, not too much.

Just that the US doesn't freakin' have the 940 billion dollars to cover this goatrope. Just slipped their minds.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:02 PM
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Actually, this was addressed today and children who are currently covered cannot be denied...Obama believes this is already covered. Children who enroll in insurance plans with pre-existing conditions will be guarenteed coverage within 6 months.

The Obama administration interprets the law—which does include a safeguard for already covered children that prevents insurers from refusing to pay for treating a particular illness—to mean that kids can't be denied coverage, as the president has said repeatedly. The White House said yesterday that Kathleen Sebelius will solve the problem by issuing "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."

www.newser.com...



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Just that the US doesn't freakin' have the 940 billion dollars to cover this goatrope. Just slipped their minds.


That's easy.

END THE WAR.

Problem solved.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
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Just that the US doesn't freakin' have the 940 billion dollars to cover this goatrope. Just slipped their minds.


That's easy.

END THE WAR.

Problem solved.



Close the bases???

End aid to foreign nations who are not starving at mass???



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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Close the bases??? End aid to foreign nations who are not starving at mass???


Don't speak of such madness!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think we should just continue to ignore how our military empire is bankrupting the country.

Did you know that 1/6th of our soldiers serving in afghanistan and Iraq are on prozac or another type of antidepressant drug...or that suicide rates of our soldiers are at an all time high?

Oh well..let's just keep sending the same troops on endless tours, keeping them from their families while we bankrupt our country.

Yes Janky Red, you speak of pure MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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