Feuer, Mike

Enroll Your Kids for Health Insurance Before March 1st!

By Assemblymember Roger Dickinson

Affordable health insurance is available for your children, regardless of pre-existing conditions, during open-enrollment

March 1, 2011 will be the last day of a critical open-enrollment period for affordable children’s health insurance.

During the open-enrollment period, parents can sign up their children for more affordable health insurance. As a result of President Obama’s federal health care reform plan and AB 2244 by Assemblymember Feuer, children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage – they also cannot be charged rates that are more than double the rates of healthy kids. Parents of healthy children without insurance should also sign their kids up during this period; kids who don’t sign up during open enrollment periods may be subject to a 20 percent surcharge on their insurance rates for a full year.

Parents Should Take Advantage of Critical Window for Children’s Health Insurance

Assemblymember Mike Feuer:

 SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Majority Policy Leader and Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, highlights a critical open-enrollment period for kids’ health insurance that began on January 1, 2011 and ends on March 1. As a result of President Obama’s federal health care reform plan and a new state law Feuer authored, insurers can no longer deny coverage to children, whether they are sick or healthy, but it’s important that parents sign their kids up for health insurance during this initial open enrollment period or coverage for their kids could be significantly more expensive.

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 3:02.