Young Adults Already Seeing Benefits of Health Care Reform
Many young adults are struggling to get access to – and afford – health coverage. The health care reform law which passed Congress last month will allow young adults to stay on, or return to, a parent’s insurance plan until age 26, beginning September 23.
Four of the five largest health insurers have offered a coverage extension for young adults to join their parent’s plan before September, providing greater health security to millions of American families.
UnitedHealth Group and Humana are offering coverage immediately, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna will offer an extension beginning June 1 – just in time for members of the Class of 2010, as they graduate college and launch their adult lives. Kaiser Permanente has also announced an extension, but has not yet specified a start date.