ACA Boosts Private Health Coverage For Young Adults: Study

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT) -- Private health insurance coverage has spiked among young Americans because of a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allowing adult children to remain on parents’ policies until their 26th birthday, according to a study released Monday that squares with findings elsewhere.

More than 56 percent of individuals ages 19 to 25 were enrolled in a private health plan in 2011, up from 51 percent the previous year, the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported. Including government-backed programs such as Medicaid and...
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