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Reform Update: Could young adults on parents’ policies impact exchanges?
Modern Healthcare

Obama administration officials have touted a provision of the healthcare reform law that allows young adults to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. But that benefit could end up driving up premiums in the state health insurance exchanges since many of these young and healthy individuals will not need to get coverage through those marketplaces. In December, the National Center for Health Statistics released data that more than 2.5 million young adults have benefited from the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.