From CBS News:
In a letter released yesterday, the insurance industry’s top lobbyist said the industry will not fight a provision in the new health care law that guarantees coverage to children with pre-existing medical conditions. The Obama administration had promised that the coverage would start later this year.
Earlier press reports, including this one in the New York Times, had said the insurance industry was challenging that portion of the measure and arguing that its language was not precise.
The White House sent a letter to the insurance industry to clarify the bill. “We don’t want to leave any ambiguity,” says Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. “This won’t be up to insurance companies to interpret. Parents can rest assured.”
Earlier report from CBS: Language in health care law may prevent kids with pre-existing conditions from getting coverage until 2014. The video is here.