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Health insurers find loopholes in covering childrenPosted On Mon, March 29, 2010
Even after President Barack Obama's health care reform package of changes were approved by Congress, some insurers claim the language of the bill is still too vague and they are not required to provided insurance for children with pre-existing conditions.
The health care reform bill was initially passed on Sunday, March 21. However, after complaints from several interest groups, the Obama administration put together a package of changes for the health care bill to address the inadequacies of the bill. Children with pre-existing conditions were included.
Insurance companies are complaining they don't have to provide benefits for children with pre-existing conditions, at least not for now, the New York Times reports. “The ink has not yet dried on the health care reform bill, and already some deplorable health insurance companies are trying to duck away from covering children with pre-existing conditions. This is outrageous,” said Senator John D. Rockafeller of West Virginia to the New York Times.
Insurance companies claim the language of the law is not so clear, reports the New York Times. They agree they must cover pre-existing conditions but that the law doesn't require them to do so or offer availability of coverage for all until 2014.
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