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  • cloudyplayer438 cloudyplayer438 Mar 21, 2014 12:26 PM Flag

    gop loves this part of Obamacare,

    "more than 3 million young adults are insured because of it"

    "But it's also a reminder that there is one piece of the law that even the GOP really, really loves and would never roll back: letting kids stay on their parents' health plan until age 26.

    "Believe it not, we can actually find some common ground. For example, I think we can agree on allowing young people to stay on their parents' insurance plans until age 26," Priebus wrote. The Republicans could take the Senate -- even the presidency -- but that piece of Obamacare is here to stay.

    It's no surprise that the GOP has embraced what is likely the most popular provision in the 900-plus-page law. A Bloomberg News poll released earlier this month found that 73 percent of Americans support the policy. According to the Obama administration, more than 3 million young adults are insured because of it.

    To their credit, Republicans have always been rather fond of the age-26 rule. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) -- then a candidate -- said just a few months after Obamacare was signed into law in 2010 that it was one of the few good ideas in a law that should otherwise be "scraped and replaced with better ideas."

    "The idea that people up to the age of 26 should be allowed to stay on their parents' insurance plan, has widespread support," Rubio said. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said something similar a few months later."

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