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Health insurance reform is designed to prevent any child from being denied coverage

Original post made by We are Dems, we are Americans, Bridle Creek, on Mar 29, 2010

"Health insurance reform is designed to prevent any child from being denied coverage because he or she has a pre-existing condition," Sebelius wrote to Ignagni. "Now is not the time to search for nonexistent loopholes that preserve a broken system."

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm

And you actually BELIEVED a democrat??? Sounds like you are not aware that their "design" actually left out a "minor" detail. Namely they conveniently omitted covering pre-existing conditions in kids.

Face it. Obamacare is hardest on kids with pre-existing conditions and seniors (who democrats would just prefer to waste away with only an aspirin or two for meds. Oh...yes...democrats are so compassionate!)

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 30, 2010 at 6:56 am

Sue, please elaborate on your claim.

As denying pre-existing coverage to children is one of the first benefits of the new plan to materialize, how do you figure it was omitted? And with $ specifically targeted to help fill the "donut hole" for Medicare Rx coverage and more benefits to seniors as the new system develops, I wonder where your information is coming from.

I don't know of anyone in health care that didn't support this initiative - whether they work with children or seniors.

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Posted by Hal
a resident of Civic Square
on Mar 30, 2010 at 7:05 am

WaD; if they wanted to prevent children from being denied coverage, why did it take 2700 pages?

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Posted by Dan
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:09 am


Last night I read a few articles on this topic.

Allegedly, HCR does not immediately mandate that insurers offer coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. It only says any coverage that is offered to children cannot include exclusions for the treatment of such conditions.

I'm going to hold off an opinion on whether I believe this because I'd like to see more sources.

If this is true though, this will be a major blow to what everyone thought this bill was all about.



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