Governor Signs Senator Corman’s Health Care Measure

Bill Extending Insurance Benefits for Young Adults Approved by House, Sentate

The Governor signed into law legislation introduced by Senator Jake Corman (R-34) to extend health care coverage for young adults under their parents’ insurance plans.

Senate Bill 189 will extend health insurance coverage, at the expense of policyholders, to adult dependent children up to the age of 30 who are not married, have no dependents, are residents of the Commonwealth or enrolled as a full-time student at an institution of higher education and are not provided insurance coverage or eligible for government benefits. Insurers would be able to determine increases in the premiums to cover this additional benefit.

“Today is a great day for Pennsylvania families. Enactment of Senate Bill 189 provides a significant expansion of the health care options for Pennsylvania’s young adults,” Senator Corman said. “Young adults age 18 through 34 represent a significant portion of uninsured Pennsylvanians. Many of these young people are employed in jobs that don’t provide benefits or they are required to pay extremely high premiums. This new law will provide those young people with an innovative and fiscally responsible option to receive health care coverage at a cost they and their families can afford.”

Senator Corman’s legislation is part of the Senate Republican HealthNET PA package, a blueprint that expands access to health care and medicine to uninsured and low-income working Pennsylvanians.

Tim Nyquist
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