The ACA’s Under-26 Provision Expected to Stay

Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s False Claim That Two Key Obamacare Elements Are ‘Republican Provisions’
– The Washington Post

The Washington Post quoted Manatt’s Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article countering the notion that two provisions in the Affordable Care Act are “Republican provisions.”

The claims originated with Representative Marsha Blackburn, who said provisions for preexisting conditions and young adults up to age 26 would remain in the Republicans’ healthcare bill.

Brooks-LaSure, a staff member on the House Ways and Means Committee at the time the provision was written, recalled that one motivation for adding the under-26 provision was to demonstrate benefits from the law before the exchanges went into operation later.

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