Oklahoma Governor Signs Rule Creating "Child-Only" Insurance Policies

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a rule allowing enrollment insurance companies to offer "child-only" policies, according to a Daily O'Collegian report.

According to the governor's release, the Affordable Care Act unintentionally decreased the number of policies for children. A special enrollment period started on Jan. 9 and will run through Feb. 29. The usual enrollment for the new policy will likely run from June 1 until July 31 annually.

In response to the governor's signing, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has created a child-only healthcare policy that will go into effect Jan. 15.

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