Joan vennochi

Obama tries to sell health care law, but it’s too late

The administration’s health care PR isn’t much

It’s Kathleen Sebelius on the phone, making another important announcement about how health care reform is making a difference in the lives of ordinary citizens. But it’s very little, very late.

Because of the health care law, the health and human services secretary said via two consecutive conference calls with the press, 3.1 million young adults now have health insurance they would not have had without it. As a result, the proportion of insured adults, ages 19 to 25, has increased to nearly 75 percent. That’s because the law requires insurers to allow young adults to remain on their parents’ family plans until they turn 26, even if they move away from home or graduate from school.

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