New update on children’s insurance coverage

In response to our blog posting from July 30th, this post continues on that subject of health care reform.  At the time of that blog post, the current Administration had not given any response yet to address the needs of the insurance providers regarding their side to the story when it came to implementing the new health care policy and providing coverage for children with pre-existing conditions.

It’s now been clarified by the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday that insurers will now be allowed to define perameters for enrollment periods for those children with pre-existing medical conditions.  This was meant to placate the insurance companies so that families can only get coverage during those times and if they are outside of those parameters, they will not be able to obtain coverage for their children.

This is great for the insurance companies; however, Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform has made it known that if insurers “unfairly limit access to insurance for children who need it most,” the Administration will work to create regulations to make sure that children with these pre-existing conditions are covered.  Check out this article by Sandra Yin, Open enrollment periods for children approved by HHS

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