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In the six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and our partners in states and communities have made historic progress to improve access to quality, affordable health care.
By now, you probably know that the Affordable Care Act allows young adults to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. Thanks to this provision, an estimated 3 million young adults were able to gain or keep health insurance coverage. As a result, more young adults reported getting help for behavioral health conditions after the Affordable Care Act.
More Young Adults Use Private Insurance for Behavioral Health Treatment following the ACA’s Dependent Coverage Mandate
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act extended health insurance coverage to individuals aged 19 to 25 whose parents had employer-sponsored private insurance.
I am proud to serve in the Obama Administration because of the work the President, the Secretary, and this Administration have done, and will continue to do, to create a more fair country for individuals from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.