On Friday, adminstration officials published a proposed rule to this effect. Meanwhile, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is questioning the Obama administration's decision to allow temporary firefighters to gain access to health insurance through the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
Politico: 'Obamacare' Extends Health Care Benefits To Same-Sex Partners' Children
The Obama administration is giving a new health benefit to same-sex partners -- and it's built on one of the most popular provisions of "Obamacare." On Friday, the administration published a proposed rule that would extend one of the health care law's best-known provisions -- allowing children to stay on their parents' health plans until age 26 -- to same-sex partners of federal workers (Millman, 7/20).
Politico Pro: Coburn Questions Firefighter Health Coverage
Sen. Tom Coburn may have started a firestorm about firefighters. The Oklahoma Republican is questioning a federal agency over its decision to allow temporary firefighters to immediately access the same health insurance choices offered to government workers under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (Dobias, 7/20).