U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Amendment to Oppose Legislation that Would Make Young Americans Sick Again
Amendment to budget resolution would protect the Affordable Care Act reform that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin introduced an amendment to protect the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for young adults, including the reform that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26.
“As someone who didn’t have access to quality health insurance until my late twenties, I was proud to champion this reform that allows young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26 during my time in the House of Representatives,” said Senator Baldwin. “The people of Wisconsin did not send me to Washington to take their health care away or make young people sick again. These young adults are our next generation of leaders, so I will continue to fight to prevent Republicans from jeopardizing our country’s economic future by robbing them of affordable health care.”
Specifically, the Baldwin amendment would create a point of order against 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.
An estimated 6.1 million young adults have gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act because of the law’s benefit allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plan, as well as the other important benefits and health insurance market protections, including premium tax credits and cost-sharing assistance. The health law also strengthens coverage for our most vulnerable youth by allowing the more than 20,000 foster care youth who age out each year to stay enrolled in Medicaid until the age of 26.
A copy of the amendment is available here.
Recent Press Releases by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin - Page 2
Senators to VA: Do Not Redefine the Law to Take Away Caregiver Support for Disabled Veterans
With Over 600 Wisconsin Workers Facing Lay-Offs in Fox Valley, Senator Tammy Baldwin Questions the Use of Corporate Tax Cuts for Stock BuybacksFeb 8th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
“Reward workers instead of the wealth of executives and shareholders with more stock buybacks.”
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Bipartisan Push to Establish an Investigation into the U.S Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual AbuseFeb 7th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
"Our bipartisan push to open this investigation will provide needed oversight and accountability."
After Reports that Trump Administration has Pulled Back Equifax Probe, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls for Inspector General Investigation of Consumer Financial Protection BureauFeb 6th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
“Investigating the largest breach of consumer financial data in American history is not optional, but obligatory.”
Builds on the Senator’s Efforts to Keep Wisconsin Communities Safe and Strong by Requiring Two-Person Crews on Freight Trains
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Requests Government Accountability Office Review of Trump Administration’s Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid EpidemicJan 31st, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
The Administration Has Done Little since Declaring the Crisis a Public Health Emergency
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Opposes Nomination of Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services SecretaryJan 24th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Trump Administration’s sabotage of the health care market has contributed to a 36 percent premium spike in Wisconsin.
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Votes to Open the Government and Get the Job Done on Bipartisan SolutionsJan 22nd, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
"We now have an opportunity in the Senate to do right by the American people so we need to get to work and do it."
"This continuing resolution shortchanges our military, veterans’ health and doesn’t keep a promise on the pensions that Wisconsin workers have earned.'
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “We need to strengthen our counterterrorism efforts and protect the privacy and freedoms of law-abiding Americans – we can and must do both.”Jan 18th, 2018 by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Opposes warrantless government spying of Americans, Supports USA RIGHTS Act
The reform would provide additional funding to protect pensions by imposing fees on financial firms convicted of criminal acts
"The opioid epidemic is devastating our country and it is only growing worse."