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Think-tank says ‘family glitch’ could deprive children of coverage
The Hill

A conservative think-tank warns almost 2 million children may be without health coverage if the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is cancelled because kids are now covered under ObamaCare.

The American Action Forum says that while the Affordable Care Act has extended healthcare coverage to individuals and their families, an interpretation of the law called the “family glitch” could leave many children without coverage.

“Though the ACA mandates that employers offer coverage deemed affordable for their employees, the administration has interpreted this requirement as applying only to the employee and not extending the same benefits to members of the employee’s family,” say Angela Boothe and Christopher Holt, policy analysts at AAF, in a Tuesday blog post.