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September 22, 2010

Need Public Option

-- by Dave Johnson

The big insurance companies aren't leaving much choice: we need the public option. Congress can pass this right after the election, using reconciliation.

Health insurance: Big medical insurers to stop selling new child-only policies

Major health insurance companies in California and other states have decided to stop selling policies for children rather than comply with a new federal healthcare law that bars them from rejecting youngsters with preexisting medical conditions.

Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna Inc. and others will halt new child-only policies in California, Illinois, Florida, Connecticut and elsewhere as early as Thursday when provisions of the nation's new healthcare law take effect, including a requirement that insurers cover children under age 19 regardless of their health histories.

Idiot corporatists in the Congress thought the insurance companies were their friends.

Posted by Dave Johnson at September 22, 2010 7:55 AM


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