More Young Adults Have Health Care Coverage Due to Health Reform
|September 21, 2011||Posted by Sara Watson under Blog||
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.