Will Americans Under 26 Still Be Covered By Their Parents' Insurance? Trumpcare Is Changing A Lot
On Thursday, May 4, the GOP's American Health Care Act — colloquially known as "Trumpcare" — was voted into place by the House, effectively repealing Obamacare and setting into motion a series of new laws that will affect health care coverage for millions of Americans. Many people understandably have a lot of questions, one of which is likely whether or not people will still be covered by their parents’ insurance until they're 26.
Well, the short answer is, yes. Before the Affordable Health Care Act, aka "Obamacare," only those under the age of 19 were covered under their parents’ insurance — so increasing the age under Obamacare brought relief to a ton of young people who were still scrambling to find jobs with health care coverage before signing onto their own plans. Luckily, this mandate is one piece of Obamacare that Trumpcare is keeping.
But the rest of the American Health Care Act? A complete and total mess. Maternity care will seriously be affected. Medicaid expansion will be phased out. There’s about to be a ton of tax credit changes — especially for those who are older. Oh, and to make it worse? Planned Parenthood will officially be defunded for an entire year.
For a better explanation of this new bill, here’s a video from Vox trying to explain how little sense it makes.