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Number of Uninsured Young Adults Drops Significantly

The number of uninsured young adults has dropped significantly, thanks in part to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law that allows young adults to stay on their parents' health insurance plans, according to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer report.

A Gallup survey released Wednesday found that the fraction of adults 18-25 without health insurance dropped from 28 percent last fall to 24.2 percent in the second quarter of 2011. These numbers come in contrast to a rise in uninsured working-age Americans.

The healthcare reform law allows adult children to remain on their parents' health insurance plans until they reach age 26. The provision technically took effect last fall but was not introduced in most workplace health plans until Jan. 1.

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