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Child advocates slam HHS open-enrollment guideline

Health

The Hill

The Democrats’ new healthcare reform law takes steps to eliminate restrictions on children’s health insurance, prohibiting insurers from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.

Many private insurers, however, said the provision would simply discourage parents from enrolling healthy children. The companies were threatening to drop their “kids-only” plans unless the administration put some restrictions on enrollment. …

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