| August 9, 2011

Obamacare not so friendly to children

A recent report from the United States Senate shows that Obamacare, with its new rules prohibiting insurers from denying coverage for children with pre-existing conditions, is having a negative impact on children and their families.

The report found that “in 39 states, at least one health insurance carrier has exited the child-only plan market following issuance of the [prohibition]. The survey concluded that in 17 states, there are no carriers that currently sell child-only plans to new enrollees. The 17 states without carriers offering child-only plans to new enrollees are: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.”

In January, I discussed this very consequence and its impact on my family. Obamacare, even though not fully implemented until January 1, 2014, has grave consequences. As found in a study co-authored by OCPA health-policy analyst Jason Sutton, Obamacare will cause the state’s share of Medicaid costs to skyrocket. Let’s hope that neither citizens nor lawmakers lose sight of the current and impending destructive consequences of Obamacare.

It’s as true today as it was on March 23, 2010 (the day the bill was signed into law): Obamacare must be completely repealed.

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