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Health insurance law for children is being played out
Los Angeles Times

I just applied for an insurance plan for my 10-year-old daughter, but she was denied because she has asthma. I thought the new health reform law required insurance companies to cover kids.

You’re mostly correct. As of Sept. 23, 2010, insurance companies that sell “child-only” health plans — as well as individually purchased family plans that cover dependents — cannot deny coverage to anyone under the age of 19 because of a health condition.