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Coverage gains touted; cost fears aired
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration touted 2.5 million young adults gaining employer-provided health insurance coverage through provisions in the 2010 healthcare overhaul, but companies are worried such provisions accelerate the rising cost of coverage.

The coverage increase primarily stems from a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance plans from 19 through 26, according to an HHS report. The policy took effect in September 2010 and was generally implemented among insurance policies that took effect in January.