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Survey: Millions of Young Adults Gaining Health Coverage Under Affordable Care Act, but Awareness of New Marketplaces Still Low

An estimated 7.8 million of the 15 million young adults who were enrolled in a parent’s health insurance plan last year likely would not have been eligible for this coverage without the health reform law’s dependent coverage provision, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey. But as of March 2013, just 27 percent were aware of the new state health insurance marketplaces that are launching October 1.

Meanwhile, millions of low-income young adults are at risk of remaining uninsured if the states they live in choose not to expand Medicaid eligibility.

Visit to read more about the survey findings and to check out our new infographic, "Young Adults Want Health Insurance."

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