Oh how the Democrats scoffed Tea Party protesters who demand that the bills Congress passes be read first. Remember how the Democrats mockingly brought in a speed-reader to read Cap and Trade? How about how John Conyers said you need two days and two laywers to understand the bills?
Well that attitude of the Democrats is coming back to bite them in the ass big time. One of the much-touted immediate benefits of ObamaCare was that children with pre-existing conditions could not be denied coverage. Well it turns out that isn’t true. Children with pre-existing conditions will have to wait for their benefit, just like adults, until 2014.
From 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. For example, if a child has asthma, the insurance company cannot write a policy that excludes that condition from coverage. The new safeguard will be in place later this year.
Full protection for children would not come until 2014, said Kate Cyrul, a spokeswoman for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, another panel that authored the legislation. That's the same year when insurance companies could no longer deny coverage to any person on account of health problems. [...]
Now the Democrats are scrambling to fix this provision. When Pelosi said that we have to pass the bill so that we can find out what is in it, she wasn’t joking. Next time Washington READ THE BLEEPING BILLS BEFORE YOU VOTE!
Via: MemeorandumVia: Associated Press
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