More Young Adults Getting Insured In Montana [AUDIO]
The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) released data illustrating that the Affordable Care Act continues to significantly increase the number of young adults who have health insurance. Since September 2010, the percentage of adults ages 19 to 25 covered by a private health insurance plan increased significantly. Approximately 2.5 million more young adults have insurance coverage. Regional Director for Region 8 Health and Human Services Marguerite Salazar says the Affordable Care Act has been especially helpful for young adults in Montana.(That interview is attached below)
Because of the health care law, young adults can stay on their parents' insurance plans through age 26. This policy took effect in September 2010.