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Health insurance keeps me alive

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I am a 21-year-old student attending the University of Arizona with a pre-existing condition covered under my parents’ health insurance plan. I’m scared. And I’m not alone. I’m scared because like the millions of other people under 26 who are part of their parent’s health insurance plan, I’m unsure whether  I will remain under my parents’ plan if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. About 3.1 million people under age 26 in the United States are under their parents’ health insurance plan, and about 50,000 young adults in Arizona benefit from the plan, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. This is all because of the Affordable Care Act. Some 52 million Americans have a pre-existing condition such as cancer, diabetes and asthma. About 1 million in Arizona, or 26 percent of the state’s population, have a pre-existing...

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