At Wonkblog, Sarah Kliff has an ironic revelation: “A new poll finds that young Republicans are more likely to have health coverage through their parents’ policy than young Democrats, an option widely expanded under the Affordable Care Act…The poll comes from the Commonwealth Foundation, which has spent two years tracking how adults between the ages of 19 and 25 are reacting to the Affordable Care Act. Beginning in 2010, the health care law allowed young adults up to age 26 to stay covered under their parents’ health plans…The Commonwealth Foundation estimates that of the 15 million young adults that have insurance coverage through a parent, 7.8 million would not have qualified without this policy.”
Howard Dean is visiting Iowa and New Hampshire this week, CNN reports.
Rick Klein: “There is no perceptible groundswell for Dean to get the band back together, a decade after his campaign implosion. But when Dean says — and yes, he’s said this — that he’d think about giving it another go if other Democratic candidates aren’t speaking to the progressive base, take him seriously. Whether Dean becomes the vehicle or not, there’s room to President Obama’s — and Hillary Clinton’s — left at the moment, on topics both foreign and domestic. Dean may not be the vehicle to channel that energy, but his reception could in part dictate what kind of vehicle will be in order.”
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is now the most unpopular Republican governor in the Country. A new Public Policy Polling survey has just 28% of voters approving of Jindal to 59% who disapprove. That’s an 11 point decline in his net approval just since February.