ObamaCare is now being modified to allow for increased premiums for sick children: The Obama administration, aiming to encourage health insurance companies to offer child-only policies, said Wednesday that they could charge higher premiums for coverage of children with serious medical problems, if state law allowed it. Earlier this year, major insurers, faced with an unprofitable business, stopped issuing new child-only policies. They said that the Obama administrations interpretation of the new health care law would allow families to buy such coverage at the last minute, when children became ill and were headed to the hospital. In September, the administration said that insurers could establish open-enrollment periods for example, one month a year during which they would accept all children. Now, on Wednesday, the administration, answering a question raised by many insurers, said they could charge higher premiums to sick children outside the open-enrollment period, if state laws allowed such underwriting, as many do. Insurers can adjust their rates based on health status until 2014, to the extent state law allows, said Jay Angoff, director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Department of Health and Human Services. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/health/policy/14health.html As time goes by, it's becoming apparently evident that all ObamaCare has done is to instill an extremely expensive new bureaucratic web at the federal level that will bend the cost curve upward.