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Premiums may undermine coverage guarantee for kids
San Francisco Chronicle

Health insurance cuts a dividing line right through the Thompson family.

Parents Mary and Joe have coverage, as does older daughter Sarah. But siblings Andrew and Emily have been turned down due to medical conditions even though both lead fairly normal and active lives in Overland Park, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.

Starting later this year, President Barack Obama’s health care law requires insurers to accept all children regardless of medical history.