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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Young Wisconsinites to Discuss Republican Plan to Take Away Affordable Health Care for Young Students and Workers

“I’m proud to champion a reform that allows young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26”

By - Jan 13th, 2017 04:23 pm

GREEN BAY, WI – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined young Wisconsinites for a conversation at Kavarna Coffeehouse about the Republican plan to take affordable health care away from young students and workers. Senator Baldwin talked with young adults who are allowed to stay on their parents’ insurance plans because of the Affordable Care Act.

“I’m proud to champion a reform that allows young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26,” said Senator Baldwin. “Young adults, like those I spoke to today, are our next generation of leaders. I want to thank them for sharing their stories with me and reiterate my commitment to continue to fight against Congressional Republican efforts to rob them of affordable health care.”

On Wednesday, Senator Baldwin introduced an amendment in the Senate to protect the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for young adults, including the reform that allows them to stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26. Specifically, the Baldwin amendment would have blocked legislation that would reduce the number of young Americans enrolled in public or private health insurance, weaken dependent coverage of children up to age 26 under the Affordable Care Act and weaken access to care by increasing premiums or out-of-pocket costs for young Americans. The amendment was voted down 48-50, with only Republicans voting against the measure.

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