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article imagePelosi to American youth: stay on your parents' health insurance

By Michael Krebs     Sep 28, 2010 in Politics
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had advice to share with America's aspirational youth and college graduates: take your time, relax, and stay on your parents' health insurance.
With the healthcare reform legislation top of mind among disaffected American voters - as reflected in a recent Rasmussen poll that demonstrated a desire for repeal of the Obamacare legislation - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking the healthcare debate into another direction, suggesting America's youth take their time in approaching their careers and their futures.
"We're saying to young people: reach your aspirations. Take your time to do it. You can stay on your parents' policy until you are 26 years old," Pelosi said.
Pelosi's comments seemed to suggest a casual approach to furthering American competitiveness - at a time when American competitiveness is failing.
“The United States continues the decline that began last year, falling two more places to 4th position. While many structural features that make its economy extremely productive, a number of escalating weaknesses have lowered the U.S. ranking over the past two years,” according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011 - as reported by The Epoch Times.
One of the first provisions introduced under the healthcare legislation is the promise that young adults can return to their parents' insurance. The new provision goes into effect tomorrow. The youth coverage extension is a popular feature of the healthcare legislation, and its popularity helps explain why it was rolled out earlier than other provisions.
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