In the process of winning last night’s presidential debate, Governor Romney clarified where he stands on the ObamaCare under-26 mandate.
(That’s the mandate that lets adults stay on their parents’ health insurance policy up to age 26.)
The mandate polls well. So Congressional Republicans have been reflexively assuming they have to “keep” this part of ObamaCare, after they repeal the rest of the unpopular law.
But listen to what Mr. Romney had to say about it in Denver last night:
[Under my health care plan,] young people are able to stay on their family plan. That’s already offered in the private marketplace. You don’t have to have the government mandate that for that to occur.
Bingo. Mitt for the win!
Private insurers can, and many already do, offer “adult dependent coverage.”
Dean Clancy is FreedomWorks’ Legislative Counsel and Vice President, Health Care Policy. He leads our efforts to reverse the government takeover of health care and adopt a patient-centered approach.
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