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Researchers: Child-only cover laws get mixed results

In Indiana, Nevada and Ohio, child-only policies may be unavailable. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
In Indiana, Nevada and Ohio, child-only policies may be unavailable. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Most states that have taken active steps to keep child-only health insurance available have succeeded, but three have not.

Katie Keith, a health policy specialist at Georgetown University, and colleagues have reported that finding in paper on the regulation of the child-only health insurance market that was distributed by the Commonwealth Fund.  

Since then, Keith and colleagues say in their paper, 22 states and the District of Columbia have taken steps to try to protect the child-only health insurance market against PPACA-related disruption.

Nine states tried to handle child-only market disruption by passing laws. Ten states and the District of Columbia adopted regulations, and three states issued bulletins, memoranda or letters, the analysts said.

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