Capps Highlights Health Reform Benefits for Young People on the Central Coast
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Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, nearly 10,000 young adults on the
Both young adults and parents who have taken advantage of the age 26 coverage provision have written to Capps' congressional office to share how the provision has benefitted them.
Before the provision of the Affordable Care Act allowing young people to stay on their parent's plan until age 26 was signed into law, young people were least likely to have health insurance coverage. In the year before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, 47 percent of young people aged 17-34 had gone without health insurance at some point in the previous year. Young people are also less likely to be offered coverage through their employer. Only 53 percent of those age 19 to 29, compared to 74 percent of those age 30 to 64 are offered health insurance at their job.
Read this original document at: http://capps.house.gov/press-release/capps-highlights-health-reform-benefits-young-people-central-coast
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