Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sick children can't be denied coverage*

*in 2014.

Remember the mantra regarding passage of the healthcare bill and its immediate benefits? Remember the promised "immediate" effect, that sick children can't be denied coverage?

But health advocates and some insurers say the law does not clearly state that such protection starts this year. If it doesn't, uninsured children with pre-existing conditions might not get help until 2014, when the law requires insurers to issue policies for all applicants regardless of health condition.

This is what happens when you pass a 2400 page bill no one's read - - no one knows what's in it.

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