December 14, 2011


2.5 Million Young Adults Gain Health Care Insurance

The number of young adults lacking medical coverage has shrunk by 2.5 million since the new health care overhaul law took effect, the AP reports.

However, for those who are little older, ages 26-35, the uninsured rate went up during the same period.

Jonathan Cohn: "Why would adults younger than 26 be so much more fortunate than those who are older? The only possible explanation, according to administration officials and most health care experts I know, is the Affordable Care Act. One of the first provisions to take effect is a requirement that insurers offering family coverage include dependents up through the age of 25."










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