Insurers Might Delay Covering Children With Pre-Existing Conditions

05/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • ROBERT PEAR New York Times

Just days after President Obama signed the new health care law, insurance companies are already arguing that, at least for now, they do not have to provide one of the benefits that the president calls a centerpiece of the law: coverage for certain children with pre-existing conditions.

Mr. Obama, speaking at a health care rally in northern Virginia on March 19, said, "Starting this year, insurance companies will be banned forever from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions."

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