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New America Media Published Article on ACA and Youth Coverage Gap

NAM: New America Media (NAM) published an article on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ report highlighting that over 4 million uninsured adolescents will be eligible for coverage beginning January 1st – many of them Latino and African American.  NAM notes this is due to a number of provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including that all states are required cover children ages 6-18 in families with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Prior to the ACA, the national minimum eligibly level was 100%.