According to the CDC, one million more young adults in America now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. During the first 3 months of this year, the number of young adults aged between 19 and 25 with health insurance rose by 3.5% points, equivalent to about 1 million more people, revealed from the data from the National Health Interview Survey.
Most offspring can now stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they are 26 years of age, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services wrote on its web site that no other age group had a gain in coverage. The department added that the Affordable Care Act made the difference.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, said: "As a mom, I know how scary it is to think about what could happen to your kids if they go without health care coverage, which is what makes the news so important. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of thousands more young people have the health care coverage they need."
According to a recent Gallup survey, the rates of insured adults aged between 18 and 25 increased from 71% to 75.1% during the 2nd quarter of this year.
Sherry Glied, Ph.D., HHS assistant secretary for planning and evaluation, said: "Overall, these 3 national surveys show a consistent pattern of expanded health coverage among young adults due to the Affordable Care Act. The law helped many young adults get the health insurance they need, and it is continuing to expand insurance coverage to uninsured Americans all across the country."