Emergency Rule on Coverage for Adult Children

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October 29, 2009

Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), author of Senate Bill 70 Coverage for Adult Children under age 27, made the following statement regarding the Governor’s signing of today’s Emergency Rule.

Senator Vinehout’s Statement

“The Emergency Rule signed by the Governor today is totally inconsistent with the Legislative intent of the proposal to provide health insurance coverage for adult children.”

“To allow health insurance companies to increase rates for dependents over age 18, to place riders on coverage and to allow exclusion of pre-existing conditions cuts access to affordable coverage for young adults across the state who now cannot find affordable health insurance.”

“In every instance possible this rule clarifies the law in favor of health insurance companies and not consumers. There is no reason to write an emergency rule favoring health insurance companies.  The real emergency is not with insurance companies – it is with those who do not have access to affordable health care.”

“I will immediately pursue legislative action to restore this policy to its original legislative intent: to provide adult children access to affordable health insurance coverage under their parents plan.”


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