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Covering New Ground in Health System Shift
New York Times

In late March, after passage of the landmark health care legislation, the Obama administration sent a sternly worded notice to insurance companies, saying they must cover children, regardless of any pre-existing conditions. Insurers acceded to the demand, and the White House declared victory. But it came at a price. Four months later some insurers said they would stop writing new coverage for children in the individual insurance market. If parents could buy “child only” policies at any time for any reason, they might wait until their children got sick, insurers said.