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October 30, 2014

Improved Health and Cost Savings for Young Adults Under Obamacare

L.A. Times: “Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the healthcare law that President Obama signed four years ago.”

“Starting in 2010, the Affordable Care Act allowed adults under age 26 to remain on their parents’ health plans, the first coverage expansion to take effect under the law.”

“The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., suggests the coverage expansion also measurably increased the number of young adults who reported that they are in excellent physical and mental health.”

“Researchers also found a significant drop in how much young people were paying out of pocket for their medical care after the law went into effect.”

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