Bureaucracy Bites 25 year old: Health Care Reform

ObamaCare was supposed to force health insurance issuers that provide dependent coverage of children to make that coverage available until that child reaches the age of 26. But it looks like someone at the New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority didn’t get the memo. So, according to this recent article from the Albuquerque Journal, a woman has had her 24 year old son dropped from her coverage.

Obviously, this is just one, relatively minor, bureaucratic snafu within a very complex piece of legislation, but one has to ask: if a state insurance agency set up for the sole purpose of insuring its members can’t get it right, how should small businesses and other private-sector employers? The answer, quite simply, is that they won’t. They’ll drop coverage instead.

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