House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California announces a bill that would continue health care for young Americans who could stay on their parents’ insurance until age 27 Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi says the provision in the House bill would help those who are out of school, looking for work or are part-time employees. The provision is based on Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper’s legislation. Dahlkemper says 31 percent of people ages 19 to 29 don’t have health care coverage. The Pennsylvania Democrat says there is “a clear and urgent need” to cover young adults. Separately, the Senate Finance Committee approved a White House-backed health care bill, which will go to the Senate for debate the week of Oct. 26.
From left, Emma Myers, 6, Becca Myers, Kathy Lathrom and Darlene Sheriff gather during a visit to the Myers’ home in Olive Branch, Miss. Becca, a Lawrence High and Kansas University graduate, and Kathy, who retired from KU in 2008, were longtime residents of Lawrence. Darlene is a resident of Linwood. Darlene’s husband, Don Sheriff, retired U.S. Air Force major, Linwood, submitted the picture.
Preschool teacher Jennifer Rosario serves celery to 2-year-olds at the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, Del. New research from Harvard University shows few states require that child care providers take specific nutrition and physical activity steps to keep the under-5 crowd healthy.
Matt Nadeau displays a can of Monster energy drink and a bottle of Vermonster beer at his Rock Art Brewery in Morrisville, Vt. Nadeau has been told by Hansen Beverage Co., the maker of Monster energy drinks, to stop selling the brew.