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Allen West Would Preserve Some Parts Of Obamacare

Conservative Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act, conceded at a recent event that he would want to preserve some parts of the health care reform law, including provisions “that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until the age of 26, and the provision that prevents insurance plans from discriminating against people with preexisting conditions.” “The things I just outlined could probably fit in about 10 to 15 pages,” West said. “It’s the other 2,680 pages of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act that will be detrimental to the United States.” Notably, health care experts and the experiences of states have shown that requiring insurers to accept all applicants without bringing everyone — including younger people — into the health insurance market would cause premiums to skyrocket.

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