Oops: Health-Care Bill Does Not Cover Kids' Pre-Existing Conditions
10:40 AM, Mar 24, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Obama, yesterday, touted the centerpiece of the health-care reforms that will go into effect this year. This is what he and Democrats are to run on for November. These are the advantages of the bill that are to bring about public opinion's swift and total 180:
Making sure kids who have pre-existing conditions are covered? Hard to argue with that. There's just one problem. In the writing of this bill that manipulates 1/6 of the American economy, the wise men and women of the United States Congress somehow overlooked making sure kids with pre-existing conditions were covered:
Full protection for kids will not come until 2014. Kathleen Sebelius, our new national health administrator, will try to fix the oversight with new regulations.
But nobody worry. Just because the legislative language doesn't cover one of the president's priorities, which he has included in every speech of the last week and after the bill's passage, doesn't mean that there will be unforeseen consequences therein for you and your family.
Other than that, this baby is totally air-tight. Trust them.