Thursday, September 23. 2010
Whether a person has been for or against healthcare reform, today many will begin feeling its effect. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is assuring residents the new law is good for them.
He noted that today is a good day for many young adults and families. One key milestone is the ability for adults under the age of 26 to remain on their parents' health insurance plan.
Young adults can experience difficulty finding affordable health insurance quotes as they look for work. Rendell says that the percentage of young adults without health insurance is higher than other age groups.
"As young adults transition into the job market, they may not always have access to employer-sponsored health coverage," says Rendell. "Today, we are able to offer young Pennsylvanians access to coverage under a parent's plan as they continue their studies or forge ahead with their careers."
Healthcare reform benefits elderly citizens as well. Effective next year, free preventive care will be available to seniors on Medicare and may become eligible for discounts on prescription drugs.
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