Top of the Ticket

Political commentary from the LA Times

« Previous Post | Top of the Ticket Home | Next Post »

How the Affordable Care Act works for college students

October 20, 2010 |  6:10 am

Especially after the economic challenges of the last two years, many college students have graduated and wondered how they would get healthcare coverage.

Before finding jobs and after being dropped from their parents' plans, recent graduates were often left in limbo.

The Affordable Care Act (which college student Adrienne Lowe explains in the video above) allows young adults who don't have insurance through employers to remain on their parents' health insurance plans, up until their 26th birthdays. 

According to the White House, up to 2.4 million young adults could gain coverage through the new act.

For more information on how healthcare law is changing and how your state may benefit, check out 50 States/50 Stories, an interactive map that shows various Americans explaining their individual cases.

-- Lori Kozlowski


Video: Adrienne Lowe explains how college students benefit from Affordable Care Act. Credit: The White House Blog.