Side Effects: Obamacare Doesn’t Work on Children After All
Kathryn Nix /
A signature achievement of Obamacare, we were told, was that it would provide immediate protection for children with pre-existing conditions. In the brave new world of Obamacare, no ailing child could be denied coverage.
Turns out, that just ain’t so. According to the Associated Press, “Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill Obama signed into law Tuesday. However, if a child is accepted for coverage, or is already covered, the insurer cannot exclude payment for treating a particular illness, as sometimes happens now.” (more…)