Healthcare for Millions of Young People

The AP reports on another positive result of the president's healthcare reform law, specifically the provision that allows kids to stay on their parent's insurance until age 26 has guaranteed coverage for millions of people:

The number of young Americans ages 19-25 lacking health insurance has shrunk by 2.5 million since President Barack Obama's health care overhaul took effect, the administration announced in an analysis released Wednesday.

That drop is 2½ times as large as the decline indicated by previous government and private estimates from earlier this year, which showed about 1 million had gained coverage.

Why aren't we lobbying our members of Congress to expand the law with a public option or a lowering of the Medicare eligibility age? Instead we'll wait until it's a hot-button issue and the far-right is fully mobilized against it.