Health Bill Written to Stop Evil Insurance Companies From Denying Kids With Preexisting Conditions Doesn’t Exactly Do That

Wasn’t the entire stated point of Obamacare from the git-go that it was “for the children,” and was desperately needed to stop evil insurance companies from denying coverage to kids with preexisting conditions?

This kind of thing “slipping through the cracks” is proof-positive (as if we needed more proof) that this bill was designed with other intentions:

Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.

Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage.

Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill Obama signed into law Tuesday.

Rep. Clyburn called the Obamacare bill the “Civil Rights Act of the 21st century.” Well, that comparison would only be valid if the original Civil Rights Act forgot to provide civil rights to anybody.