Young Adults To Benefit From Health Reform, Report Finds
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund finds that millions of young adults stand to benefit from the new health reform law because of provisions that allow them to stay on their parents' plans until age 26, expand Medicaid eligibility and offer subsidies for insurance through new exchanges. According to the Commonwealth Fund, nearly 14 million U.S. residents between ages 19 and 29 were uninsured in 2008, and a spike in unemployment within the age group likely has pushed the rates even higher.
- "Big Gains for Young People in Health Law" (Rabin, New York Times, 5/24).
- "Health Care Overhaul Offers Insurance Benefits to Young Adults" (Andrews, Washington Post, 5/25).