New GOP Rep Doesn’t Think Health Care Should Have To Cover Children
New Congresswoman Diane Black from Tennessee is afraid that by mandating insurance coverage for children, insurance companies will go out of business.
There is a mandate there that insurance companies must insure children up to the age of 24, and what we have found is that there are a lot of insurance companies that are just saying we’re not going to be in this business any longer, because we know that we can’t survive if that’s what we’re going to do.
And the second piece of that was to insure children regardless of their health care history, and as a result of that, I know several health care insurance agents in my district who have said we’re just dropping any insurance for children whatsoever.
The age for coverage extends to 26, not 24. But aside from her lack of knowlege about the law, one of its most popular provisions is that insurance companies can’t drop children because they’re sick. Isn’t that why we need insurance in the first place?
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