Obama Wants ACA Coverage For Kids Of Same-Sex Partners

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration Friday signaled it intends to extend health benefits to children of same-sex partners of federal employees, a move that would chip away at a hotly contested element of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Allowing children up to age 26 to stay on their parents’ health plans is among the best-known provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. By applying the policy to children of same-sex partners of federal workers, the administration would be giving those children health coverage not allowed for...
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