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Coverage push could miss some kids: GAO
Modern Healthcare

The 2010 federal healthcare overhaul could extend health insurance coverage to about 5.3 million uncovered children but leave 1.7 million uncovered, according to the Government Accountability Office (PDF).

The projections, which were released Monday by the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, were based on 2009 data and requested by senior Senate Democrats. The accuracy of the estimates is highly dependent on future actions by the states and the Internal Revenue Service.