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Comments on Interim Final Regulations for Dependent Coverage of Children to Age 26

Dear Ms. Turner and Ms. Baum:

As leading youth, public health, grassroots, patient, and consumer rights advocates, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the interim final regulations for the extension of dependent coverage included in health care reform. Overall, we are very supportive of  the Departments’ application of the law. Young adults are the least likely to be insured of any age group and therefore stand to benefit substantially from the ability to join their parents’ insurance. The regulations make that a real possibility for over a million young Americans.

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