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Feds urge states: Push insurers to offer child-only health policies
Los Angeles Times

In what appears to be an early skirmish in implementing the health-care overhaul, federal officials Wednesday urged states to push insurance companies to sell health policies for children — about a month after many insurers stopped selling child-only policies.

Saying the insurers had “reneged on a previous commitment,” Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, sent a letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners outlining ways the federal government and some states are trying to encourage insurers to again offer child-only policies. Such policies currently are unavailable in Florida.