New Data Shows 3.1 Million Young People Now Have Health Insurance as Result of Affordable Care Act
Washington D.C. — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services released a new report showing that 3.1 million young people who are now on their parents’ health insurance plan would have been uninsured without the Affordable Care Act. Anne Johnson, Director of Campus Progress, released the following statement:
We’re increasingly seeing the real benefits of the Affordable Care Act to young Americans and their families. This newest report illustrates the positive impact of the health care reform passed by Congress and signed by the President. Thanks to the law, nearly 75 percent of young people between the ages of 19 and 25 are now insured. These young people now have the freedom to focus on building successful careers and making our economy stronger.