Health Reform Law and Young Adults Briefing Video/Podcast Available

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<p>Almost 14 million people between the ages of 19 and 29 were uninsured in 2008. The new health reform law requires insurers to allow dependent children to remain on their parents’ plans until age 26. But many questions remain. On May 24, an Alliance for Health Reform/Commonwealth Fund briefing in Washington, D.C., explored how the law affects young people.</p>
<p>Panelists were: Sara Collins, vice president of The Commonwealth Fund's Affordable Health Insurance Program and lead author of a <a href="/publications/issue-briefs/2010/may/rite-passage-young-adults-and-affordable-care-act-2010">new Fund study</a> on the law's impact on young people; Roland McDevitt, head of the health research group at the consulting firm Towers Watson; and Kaitlyn Kenney, director of policy at the Massachusetts Health Connector. Ed Howard of the Alliance moderated.</p>
<p>A video and podcast of the briefing, courtesy of the Kaiser Family Foundation, are available at <a href="; target="_blank"></a&gt;. Resource materials are also available and a transcript from the briefing will be posted soon. </p>