Young Adults With Medical Coverage Up by 2.5 Million

Posted by | December 14, 2011 11:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

Two-and-a-half million young adults now have medical coverage that lacked it prior to the Affordable Care Act.

Under the health overhaul, children can remain on their parents’ health insurance plans until they turn 26, and families have flocked to sign up young adults making the transition to work in a challenging economic environment…

“The increase in coverage among 19- to 25-year-olds can be directly attributed to the Affordable Care Act’s new dependent coverage provision,” said a draft report from the Health and Human Services Department. “Initial gains from this policy have continued to grow as … students graduate from high school and college.” A copy of the report was obtained by The Associated Press.

A Supreme Court battle looms, which will help decide certain aspects of the law.

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