2.5 million young adults added to insurance rolls
The Obama administration announced recently that 2.5 million young adults have gained health insurance since the health reform law went into effect. The administration credits the health law provision that allows children to stay on their family’s health care plan until age 26.
Although most of the provisions of the health reform law don’t kick in until 2014, children and young adults are seeing real gains now. Since September of last year, children can no longer be turned away for pre-existing conditions, and insurers can no longer set lifetime limits on their coverage. Follow Voices on Facebook to get more updates on child health!