1M Young Adults Get Health Coverage Under Law

Two new surveys find a big drop in the number of young adults without health insurance since last year -- and President Barack Obama's overhaul is getting credit instead of criticism.

A government health statistics survey released Wednesday finds
nearly 1 million more adults ages 19-25 gained insurance in the
first three months of this year.

Separately, a Gallup survey also out Wednesday reports that the share of adults 18-25 without coverage dropped from 28 percent last fall to 24.2 percent by this summer.

The health care law allows adult children to stay on their parents' plan until they turn 26.

Coverage for young adults is increasing at a time when a weak economy is leaving more workers uninsured.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says that shows the law is working.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 130306613 - whsv.com/a?a=130306613