Black People : Washington Oks HMO Rate Hikes for care for Sick Children???

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    US to Allow Insurers to Charge Higher Rates for Sick Children

    And the Obama administration has announced it will allow insurance companies to charge higher rates to cover children with medical problems. Earlier this year, insurers stopped offering child-only policies, arguing they wouldn’t be profitable under the new healthcare law. On Wednesday, the White House said insurers can charge higher rates based on children’s preexisting conditions until at least 2014. In a statement, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius called the insurers’ stance "extremely disappointing" but said the government can’t force them to stop denying coverage to sick children.

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