Keeps Daughter Insured Using Affordable Care Act Provisions
BOSTON – As reported in the Boston Globe today, Scott Brown takes advantage of the popular provision in the Affordable Care Act allowing parents to keep their children on their health care plans until age 26, despite his repeated votes and continued efforts to deny other parents from doing the same.
"What's good for Scott Brown apparently isn't so good for everyone else. He wants his daughter covered but says everyone else's daughters and sons shouldn't have the same," said campaign spokeswoman Alethea Harney.
"Republican Senator Scott Brown has gone Washington. 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," said Harney. "Scott Brown's still promising to repeal the very reforms that allow him and the parents of 2.5 million other young adults to keep their kids covered. It's not right. Scott Brown spells health care: H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y."
In 2010, Brown campaigned on a promise to block President Obama's health care reform from passing, and since taking office has voted repeatedly to repeal it. The provision Brown enjoys using would allow parents to keep their children insured until age 26 – an important benefit that families in most states would lose if the health care law were repealed.