Interesting... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/health/policy/14health.html Of course, there's the logical angle here: The feds want everyone covered, no matter what, and pre-existing conditions cannot be a factor. Oh--and "kids" are "kids" until age 26. The feds also have cautioned against rate increases--even though they are introducing fairly severe policies that will raise expenses a great deal. They've expressed skepticism when anyone mentions, "Well, this will cost more." The HHS head has even threatened investigations of those that do raise rates. So...this is an interesting development. Is it a concession that there's no way to ask insurance companies to do more without charging more? Or was this a goof by the feds, soon to be corrected with the standard line we've seen before? I think what has happened is this: Even the more dim-witted socialist types in the government are realizing that if only sick kids are covered, the systme will collapse. And although I think privately folks like Kathleen Sebellius (the HHS head, and Healthcare Emporer) wants that to happen (so that full-fledged socialized medicine will happen)--they know that if it happens too quickly, there will be a full-scale collapse of the system, and that even the messiah himself wouldn't be able to hope and change it into a working model. Hmmm.....maybe the gravity of the mess they've made is sinking in with these yahoos. Naaaah.