Skip to comments.Some insurers stop writing new coverage for kids
Posted on 07/23/2010 2:36:49 PM PDT by CA Conservative
Some major health insurance companies have stopped issuing certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said in his state UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield have stopped issuing new policies that cover children individually. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland said a couple of local insurers in her state have done likewise.
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Leftists love shortages!
“Some major health insurance companies have stopped issuing certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law”
The ONLY consequences of this boondoggle!!
Unexpectedly, insurers want to earn a profit.
Then they won't have to worry about that.
Kids RUN UP health care costs. The government REQUIRES shots and vaccines and schools require PHYSICALS. This should be fun to see the effects of THIS.
Starting later this year, the health care overhaul law requires insurers to accept children regardless of medical problems a major early benefit of the complex legislation. Insurers are worried that parents will wait until kids get sick to sign them up, saddling the companies with unpredictable costs.
The major types of coverage for children employer plans and government programs are not be affected by the disruption. But a subset of policies those that cover children as individuals may run into problems. Even so, insurers are not canceling children’s coverage already issued, but refusing to write new policies.
Don't sweat it!
The HOSPITAL will PAY for YOUR CHILD to be insured if the child is NOT insured. The child gets what they need and then the HOSPITAL will pad the bill for all the inconvenience and since they are not a charity - seek to make a profit and BILL the GOVERNMENT. The government will reimburse the hospital for these LARGE BILLS and YOU will get the FINAL BILL - HIGHER TAXES!!!
Isn't that lovely!!!
Final regulations for the new children’s coverage are due before Sept. 23. The requirement to cover kids with pre-existing medical problems will apply to new plans starting after that date.
HHS spokewoman Santillo would not say how the administration intends to address the problem. “We are working with the insurance industry to help ensure that quality coverage is available nationwide for children with pre-existing conditions,” she said.
I just can’t wait to hear how THIS will be resolved!
Welcome to the TWO TIER health insurance!
The middle class will be wiped out.
You have those that can afford decent care and those that can not afford decent care. MOST will have government care. Government care WILL BE RATIONED. There is NO OTHER way to accomodate the patients UNLESS it is rationed. Probably about 3/4 of the people will be on government care. Brace yourself for more taxes and a real mess!
seems to me the people who will be hit hardest by this are divorced fathers who don’t have health coverage through work, but are required by the court to provide coverage for their kids.
Well that was unexpected and unprecedented.
It will depend on the divorce terms. Often mom is working full time and has coverage. It’s not an automatic obligation for dad to provide health insurance for his kids.