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6 Million American Children Have No Health Insurance

by Lakshmi Gopal on February 24, 2012 at 2:51 AM
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 6 Million American Children Have No Health Insurance

President Obama's health care overhaul that came in 2010 was considered a blessing by many as it provided health insurance for children, despite their suffering from pre-existing conditions.

No child could be declined for health insurance on the grounds of pre-existing diseases.

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However, what really happened was that a lot of insurers stopped offering individual coverage for children. Now that no plans are actually available, parents are left feeling helpless as they watch their children suffer.

Sheryl Nance-Nash reported this writing in forbes.com

With an estimated 6 million children in the U.S. without health insurance, the situation has now taken a turn for the worse.
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There is no child-only health insurance plan available on the market. Even when they are, they may be limited to a single insurer or to specific once-a-year enrollment periods.

Also, they may be expensive as many parents now wait to purchase a policy for their child until they get really sick and have expensive medical bills looming. Premiums in many states have thus become simply unaffordable.



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