Congressional Republicans may not have been happy about the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, but many of their children probably are.
According to an analysis by The Huffington Post, dozens of Republicans who want to repeal Obamacare have adult children who are allowed to stay on their parents’ health plans thanks to the law, which extended this benefit nationwide. Many of the lawmakers’ children are employed and on their own health care plans, but others continue to take advantage of their parents’ coverage. […]
Lawmakers who want to both keep their children on their health plans and repeal the Affordable Care Act could face political problems, as has Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
Brown has said his 23-year-old daughter is still on his health care plan, despite his opposition to Obamacare.
“Of course I do,” he replied when the Boston Globe asked him whether he keeps his daughter on his plan.
Elizabeth Warren, Brown’s Democratic challenger, immediately hit him with charges of hypocrisy, with a spokeswoman saying, “He says he likes being able to keep his daughter on the family health insurance plan; what he doesn’t say is that he voted to stop other parents from doing the same.”