Young Adults and Health Care Reform


Department of Health & Human Services

(May 2010) The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents' health care plan until age 26.   Before the President signed this landmark Act into law, many health plans and issuers could and did in fact remove young adults from their parents' policies because of their age, leaving many college graduates and others with no insurance.  

Topics covered on this web page include:

  • Providing Relief for Young Adults
  • Access to Insurance: What Young Adults and Parents Need to Do:
  • New Tax Benefits for Adult Child Coverage