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More Young Adults Have Health Care Coverage Due to Health Reform

The ACA allows young adults to remain on their parents’ health plans until age 26. Two surveys reveal that uninsurance rates among young adults has been declining. A survey from the National Center for Health shows 1M young adults (19-25) gained health coverage in the first 3 months of 2011. Gallup reports that the uninsured rate among adults 18-25 dropped from 28% to 24.2% between Fall 2010 and Summer 2011. HHS secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, stated, “It’s clear that the new health reform law is making a real difference in the lives of moms, dads, sons and daughters.”

The Gallup poll results are available online.

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