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Original post made by Obama And PROUD!, Castlewood Heights, on Mar 29, 2010

FOX News: Insurance Industry Agrees to Fix Kids Coverage Gap

The insurance industry said Monday it won't try to block the president's efforts to fix a potentially embarrassing glitch in the new law.

WASHINGTON -- After battling President Barack Obama's health care overhaul the better part of a year, the insurance industry said Monday it won't try to block his efforts to fix a potentially embarrassing glitch in the new law.

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the industry's top lobbyist said insurers will accept new regulations to dispel uncertainty over a much-publicized guarantee that children with medical problems can get coverage starting this year.

Quick resolution of the doubts was a win for Obama -- and a sign that the industry has no stomach for another war of words with a president who deftly used double-digit rate hikes by the companies to revive his sweeping health care legislation from near collapse in Congress.

"Health plans recognize the significant hardship that a family faces when they are unable to obtain coverage for a child with a pre-existing condition," Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans, said in a letter to Sebelius. Ignagni said that the industry will "fully comply" with the regulations, expected within weeks.

The industry's response followed a sternly worded letter from Sebelius earlier in the day. In it, the administration's top health care official tried to put an end to questions about the law's intent and wording.

"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."

Sebelius specified that a child with a pre-existing medical problem may not be denied access to parents' coverage under the new law. Furthermore, insurers will not be able to insure a child but exclude treatments for a particular medical problem.

"The term 'pre-existing condition exclusion' applies to both a child's access to a plan and his or her benefits once he or she is in the plan," Sebelius wrote. The new protections will be available starting in September, she said.

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Posted by Obama and PROUD
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Mar 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Tea Party is livid over any and ALL democratic process in this Country:

Christian militia accused of plotting to kill cops
By Corey Williams and Devlin Barrett

Associated Press

Posted: 03/29/2010 08:54:08 PM PDT
Updated: 03/29/2010 08:54:10 PM PDT

DETROIT — Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that was girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more by bombing the funeral — all in hopes of touching off an uprising against the U.S. government.

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Posted by Obama and PROUD!
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Mar 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Our own local conservative Christan "movement" here!


Pleasanton Tea Party
We are conservatives located working to restore limited government, fiscal responsibility and common sense to our nations government.

Group Website
Kevin Daniel

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Posted by Obama and PROUD!
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Mar 29, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Pleasanton Tea Party:

Silent Protest Wristband--SMALL (youth), MEDIUM or LARGE

Is it just me or is is very, very odd that P-Town Tea Party founder advertises and HEAVILY promotes these "SILENT PROTEST" wrist bands and CONSTANTLY e-mails hundreds of supporters prior anything but "SILENT PROTESTS"????

I am really wondering what the TEA party has to say about the insurance industry conceiving VERY quickly that a loophole Law screwed millions of our collective CHILDREN out of Medical coverage and week ONE after the VICTORY, OBAMA FIXES the insurance industry SACAM without a fight?

Grasp for air Tea Party ans live up to your founders moniker, "Silent Protest" PLEASE!

God has Truly Blessed America and God had Blessed the Democratic Party and The President Of The United States Of America!

Go DEMS, Go God, Go Obama and GO America!

-Democrats For God, President Obama and America!

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