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Christian medical plans get pass from health law
San Francisco Chronicle

The brain tumor came back. An ugly mass growing in plain view threatened Karen Niles’ remaining eye. She needed more surgery.

This time, however, her medical plan wouldn’t pay.

It sounds like one of those insurance “horror stories” that President Barack Obama hammered home during the fierce debate to pass his health care overhaul. Except Niles’ plan ended up as the beneficiary of a rare exemption to the new law — a waiver highlighted in the plan’s promotional materials.

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