The law's provision requiring that insurers allow many adults under the age of 26 to stay on their parents' plans is popular.
The Associated Press: Officials: 3.1M Young Adults In US Gain Coverage
U.S. health officials say the number of young adults with medical coverage grew by more than 3 million since the new health care overhaul took effect. The Affordable Care Act mandates that insurers allow young adults to remain on their parents' plans until they turn 26, even if they move away from home or graduate from school. About 64 percent of adults ages 19 to 25 had insurance when the policy took effect in 2010 (Stobbe, 6/20).
Kaiser Health News: Obama Administration Finds 3.1 Million Young Adults Gained Coverage Under Law
More than 3 million young adults have gained insurance coverage under the health law, according to the latest government estimate. Obama administration officials touted the benefit Tuesday as an example of how the law is making a difference (Torres, 6/19).
Boston Globe: Affordable Care Act Leads To 3.1 Million Young Adults Gaining Health Coverage
The law requires insurers to allow young adults to remain on their parents' family plans until they turn 26, even after moving away from home or graduating from college. As a result, the proportion of insured adults ages 19 through 25 rose to nearly 75 percent, up from 64 percent prior to the provision taking effect in September 2010 (Jan, 6/19).
Politico Pro: HHS Discounts Insurers' Coverage Promises
The report comes about a week after three major insurers promised to keep some ACA provisions --including dependent coverage -- no matter what the Supreme Court does to the law. But an HHS official offered a subtle reminder that the insurers' promise is nothing more than that. And not all insurers have promised to follow that policy. "The additional 3.1 million young adults with coverage now have valuable protection for their finances and health, and only a law can guarantee those protections," said Richard Kronick, HHS deputy assistant secretary for health policy, on a media conference call (Millman, 6/19).