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Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Hails Health Reform As Big Win for Children and Families
Date:3/21/2010

ber of uninsured children to its lowest level in over 20 years.
  • Ends insurance companies’ discrimination based on pre-existing conditions. Starting right away, children who have insurance can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition.
  • Allows parents to keep their college-age children (up to age 27*) on their family health plans.
  • Requires insurance companies to provide pediatrician-recommended care for children so they can grow and thrive,

  • With health reform finally past it’s last big hurdle toward enactment, efforts cannot start soon enough to help America’s families who will be expecting results. As a first win for families, states can reach out to the five million uninsured children who already qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage to help sign them up right now.

    (* This age has been widely reported as 26 but legislative language indicates that coverage will continue until age 27.)
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