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Insurance industry agrees to fix kids coverage gap

Submitted by on March 30, 2010 – 5:47 amNo Comment

The insurance industry says it won’t fight President Barack Obama over fixing a coverage gap for kids in the new health care law.
    
In a letter yesterday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the industry’s top lobbyist says insurers will accept new regulations to dispel uncertainty over a much publicized guarantee that children with pre-existing medical problems can get coverage starting this year.
    
The president of America’s Health Insurance Plans said the industry will “fully comply” with the regulations, expected within weeks.
    
The law was signed last week, but the fine print was not clear on whether kids with health problems were guaranteed coverage starting this year, or if they might have to wait until 2014.