This isn't what we mean by health care reform!
This isn't what we mean by health care reform! While complying
with the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) requirement that children
under 19 be granted insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions, the
insurance industry has created a new, outrageous abuse: some have
stopped offering child-only coverage. The companies fear that parents
will only insure children when they are sick, reducing insurers'
profits. While insurers still cover children when their families sign up
for policies, a spokesman for America's Health Insurance Plans
called the practice of not offering child-only coverage
"widespread." This won't be legal after 2014, if health
care reform is fully implemented and every one is required to have
coverage. For now, insurers in up to 29 states have stopped offering