2.5 Million Young Americans Have New Health Insurance Coverage

2.5 Million Young Americans Have New Health Insurance Coverage

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Photo by Sun StarAbout 2.5 million young people have received health insurance coverage as a result of health care reform measures that President Barack Obama signed into law last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.

About 2.5 million more people, aged 19 to 25, have health insurance than had it before the law took effect because of a provision that lets young adults remain on their parents’ insurance plans through age 26.

Parents, or their kids, are paying for the new coverage after the new law forced insurance companies to offer the option to existing family policies.

(READ the full story at CNN)

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COMMENTS

  1. How about a story about pre-natal and post-natal benefits for new moms and their babies? My young nephew and his wife recently had a baby, and Obama’s changes mean that they are paying nothing out of pocket. It really helps them a lot, and they say with delight that they got ‘a free baby’. They live in Massachusetts, and I wonder how many more there are like them?