States Review Age Limits for Dependent Coverage
In an effort to reduce the number of uninsured, states are reassessing the age limits for young adults to stay on family health policies. In the past two years, 17 states have passed laws to allow dependents to retain coverage under family policies until their mid-twenties. The Commonwealth Fund estimates that 1.4 million more people would be insured if every state extended dependent coverage to at least 23.
- "States Redefine Family Health Policies" (Freking, AP/Houston Chronicle, 2/21).