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Reform law could extend coverage to 13.7 million young adults: study
Modern Healthcare

Up to 13.7 million uninsured young adults could qualify for health coverage under several provisions of the health reform law, which would alleviate medical debt for this age group, according to the Commonwealth Fund. Health insurers are required to extend dependent coverage to people up to age 26 for all individual and group policies, starting this September, though many insurers have already begun offering this benefit. This provision could cover 1.2 million young adults next year, of whom 650,000 are uninsured and 550,000 have individual coverage, according to the report.