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'Obamacare' Insures 3 Million Young Adults

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A provision in the Affordable Care Act permits young adults to remain on a parent's insurance policy until age 26. It remains a widely popular part of the law, one that Democrats have sought to highlight.

The news comes just days ahead of an expected Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the law. The prospect "Obamacare" could be thrown out has left numerous Republicans sympathizing with the under-26 provision and other well-liked components, lest they be blamed for the damaging disruptions their efforts could cause.

But they haven't backed off their vow to repeal the health care law entirely.

"Unless the Supreme Court throws out the entire Obamacare bill, the House will move to repeal all of it," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Tuesday. "And then what we'll do is move in a step-by-step approach to common-sense reforms that will lower the cost of health insurance and ensure that the American people can go to the doctor of their choice."

The Obama campaign released the following video Tuesday pegged to the announcement.

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