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Health Care Reform Brings Coverage to 2.5 Million More Young People

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law last year, some 2.5 million more young people have health insurance than before the law took effect, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Under the health reform law, children can remain on their parents’ health insurance plans until they turn 26, and families have flocked to sign up young adults. Says U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 2.5 million more young adults don’t have to live with the fear and uncertainty of going without health insurance. Moms and dads around the country can breathe a little easier knowing their children are covered.

BTW, this is the same health care reform that every Republican presidential candidate and congressional leader says should be repealed.

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