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Health insurers refusing to insure children

According to a recent report of the LA Times, several major health insurers have elected to discontinue insuring children instead of complying with a federal mandate to cover children with preexisting conditions. "Insurers need to decide if they are in the business of providing care or denying coverage," according to one consumer advocate. It looks like they've already made their decision, and it doesn't favor sick children or anyone else who desparately needs timely benefits. For an industry that's supposed to give its customers the benefit of the doubt, this represents a step in the wrong direction.