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“Allowing young folks to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26 gives them a chance to finish school or start their careers without worrying what happens if they get sick,” Mr. Tester said.”This bill makes sure that the children of our most selfless citizens have access to the same care as the rest of the country.”

Vice Admiral Norb Ryan (retired), president of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), said: “MOAA strongly supports VA-sponsored health coverage for eligible adult children of CHAMPVA beneficiaries. … Such coverage is mandated in law to be made available for every other qualifying adult child across the nation and only a technical adjustment to the VA statute is needed to extend it to the grown kids of our nation’s heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.”

Send letters to Sgt. Shaft, c/o John Fales, P.O. Box 65900, Washington, D.C. 20035-5900; fax 301/622-3330, call 202/257-5446 or email sgtshaft@bavf.org.