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.

Comments

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

  1. Sanddog on March 24th, 2010 5:19 pm

    The same idiots that bought *Hope 'n Change* also believed the left's lies about healthcare.

    How many times do they have to get burned before they get a clue?

  2. Randy on March 24th, 2010 6:00 pm

    Hey, Nancy told 'em they had to pass it before they could see what was in it.

  3. vsatt on March 24th, 2010 6:12 pm

    Don't fall for this whole "whoops, our bad" nonsense! They knew exactly how the wording would be interpreted when they wrote the bill. They intentionally left that loophole in there hoping insurance companies would take the bait and continue to deny coverage to children on the basis of pre-existing conditions. Once that happens, the Dems and the WH will scream about this as proof that the insurance companies are hopelessly evil and the only solution is a public option or worse, single-payer.

  4. OneNationUnrGOD on March 24th, 2010 6:40 pm

    I fear that down the road, in order to reel in costs, children in the womb diagnosed with ailments (down syndrome for example) will be deemed not worthy of life. Thats why they need the abortion part of the bill.

  5. Bloodthirsty Liberal » Now That it’s Passed, We’re Finding Out What’s in the Bill on March 24th, 2010 5:21 pm

    [...] it weren’t so sad, it would be hysterical: Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care [...]

  6. Michelle Malkin » Health Taxes — For a Slimmer, Trimmer Wallet on March 24th, 2010 6:03 pm

    [...] administration seem to have failed to include small details in the health care bill — such as forgetting to make sure it could keep evil insurance companies from denying coverage for kids with preexisting [...]

  7. moonbatkiller on March 24th, 2010 10:12 pm

    for the 1st time in my life i feel ashamed to be an american.

  8. cdl on March 24th, 2010 11:27 pm

    Obama lied. Children denied.

  9. Nick on March 25th, 2010 1:06 am

    Keep talking, chumps. America now knows that Teabaggers are just home grown terrorists. HCR is a +2. Health Care improves for americans, and America sees clearly what the "Tea Party" movement really is – budding American Terrorism.

    Nice work kids.

  10. archer52 on March 25th, 2010 1:59 am

    Today, here in Florida, my sister in law just received the news that the state is cutting her special needs son's nurse. She has two children, one autistic and one with Downs. (A horrible break for her. Her husband finally gave up and left.) The state told her that the cut back was because of the changes coming down the pike and the monetary effect they would have.

    (http://www.truthandcommonsense.com)

  11. Nick on March 25th, 2010 1:33 pm

    Archers link doesnt seem to work so if there is more information there, I can't see it.

    There isnt nearly enough information presented to suggest that in REALITY HCR is hurting this woman. Just a heresay reference, and its probably nonsense.

    But you believe it as fact Nanny, because that is how you roll. Right? Believe anything and everything that casts Obama in a negative light, and refuse to consider any reality that casts your Conservative Overlords in a negative light.

    Keep on rollin baby.

  12. Nanny on March 25th, 2010 12:48 pm

    So Nick – any comments for Archer52 and how your beloved health care plan is going to help this woman?

  13. Nanny on March 25th, 2010 8:25 pm

    You mean like the sob stories the libs rolled out?

  14. Metatrader Expert on April 22nd, 2010 10:42 am

    Why Do we have to pay for insurance? I think, that government and insurance companies make money on people and fool them. And how about people, who can't pay for insurance (they don't have enough money for it)?

  15. olivia on December 18th, 2014 8:57 am

    Obama brought about a noticeable improvement scope for youngsters a centerpiece of his human services revamp, yet it just so happens the letter of the law gave a short of what complete ensure that children with well being issues would not be closed out of scope. http://thehealthy.life/

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