Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Democrats Finally Read the Bill They Just Passed, Start Realizing What's Not In It

We're not laughing with you, Nancy, we're laughing at you

Remember when the cackling Nancy Pelosi told us we'd find out what's in the healthcare crap sandwich after it was passed? Well, now that they've successfully shoved it down our throats they just realized they forgot to cover kids and their pre-exisitng conditions.

Oops. And here I thought they cared about the children.
Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.

Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage.

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.
Via Hot Air.

Of course if insurers deny coverage the Demagogue-in-Chief would simply bash them over the head as he's done nonstop for years now.

It does show, however, the levels of incompetence we're dealing with here. We were promised transparency and got none. We were promised time to read the bill and got none. Now these morons read the actual legislation and there's a glaring hole in it.

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