Obama Administration Urges Graduates To Know Health Insurance Options
Administration officials sent letters to college and university presidents and student body leaders reminding them to communicate to students about how, because of changes resulting from the health overhaul, they can remain on a parent's plan until age 26. In other health reform news, President Obama says that he is flexible on health reform, and the AP reports on how the absence of one Supreme Court justice on certain legal questions has been "no big deal."
CNN (video): Obama Flexible On Health Care Overhaul
Pres. Obama says he's flexible on health care reform, and putting more power in states' hands if there are better ideas (4/21).
The Hill: Administration Urges Graduating Students To Learn About Health Care Coverage Options
The Obama administration's top health and education officials on Wednesday launched an effort to get graduating students to join their parents' health care plan, as supported by the health care reform law. The administration sent letters to college and university presidents and student body heads urging them to remind students of the changes in the law, which enables an estimated 1.2 million young adults to remain on their parents' plan until age 26 (Pecquet, 4/20).
The Associated Press: Supreme Court Notebook: Kagan Absences No Big Deal
The court's consideration of two big issues - health care and gay marriage - that appear headed the justices' way soon could be significantly affected if Kagan were to sit out. It is by no means certain that she would step aside from either of those. She already has taken part in the court's denial of a health care appeal, but that case turned on procedural issues, not the substance of Obama's health care overhaul (Sherman, 4/21).