Despite being of the president’s fiercest opponents, Florida Republican Allen West supports parts of Barack Obama’s health care law. West backs the provision allowing a young adult to remain covered on their parent’s health insurance until the age of 26. Huffington Post reports:
WASHINGTON — It turns out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and conservative Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) might actually have one thing in common: they both like key pieces of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
TCPalm.com, a Florida news site, reported that West tore into Obama’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, during a Wednesday night town hall meeting in Port St. Lucie. West, like all other House Republicans, voted to repeal the entire law in early 2011.
But during the constituent event, West also conceded that he agrees with parts of the law that one often hears only Democrats singling out for praise: the provision 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.
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