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Fixing the Family Glitch: Treasury Regulations Put Children’s Coverage at Risk


Bruce Lesley Family Glitch

First Focus President Bruce Lesley delivers opening remarks at the Capitol Hill briefing.

An analysis by University of California, Los Angeles, and University of California, Berkeley researchers shows that a proposed U.S. Treasury Department rule could deny health care insurance to more than 70,000 California children and hundreds of thousands nationwide. This fact sheet provides additional policy background and recommends timely action to fix the health care “family glitch.”

More Family Glitch Resources

  • Read the press release on the Treasury Department’s final rule
  • Read our letter to President Obama (PDF)
  • Read the Report (PDF) on the UC-Berkeley website
  • Read the Congressional letter (PDF)
  • Read First Focus’s comments on the proposed rule
  • Read First Focus’s press release about the proposed rule
  • Read First Focus’s letter to President Obama urging the administration to ensure U.S. Treasury Department Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations make health coverage affordable for families
  • Read First Focus’s press release about the families glitch letter to President Obama
  • Read the proposed rule (PDF)
  • See more photos from the Capitol Hill briefing

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