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Provision in new federal health reform law may let young adults return to families’ medical plans
Pasadena Star

Benin Marshall, 19, paid a price for his high school diploma. After graduating from Pasadena High School last year, he was bounced from his mother’s health insurance plan. He regained coverage as a full-time student at Pasadena City College, he said, but lost it again when he left to work full-time.

“It’s a drag. If I hurt myself, I could be in a huge amount of debt,” said Marshall, of El Sereno, a lanky young artist with a wide smile whose current job lacks benefits and who cannot afford insurance of his own.