Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - 13:24
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 13:01
The University of Maryland at College Park will host an event on Thursday, Sept. 23, to celebrate and raise awareness of a health reform provision benefiting young adults.
Lawmakers, university officials, and students will gather at the University of Maryland at College Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, to celebrate and raise awareness of a key health reform provision that is taking effect that day. Insurers will be required to allow children to stay on their parents' health insurance plans until the age of 26, a change expected to extend coverage to thousands of young adults in Maryland.
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown are scheduled to attend the event. The University of Maryland event is one of 80 similar events taking place in 20 states across the country. Supporters of the health reform law are hoping to raise awareness among the public of key provisions of the law that take effect on Sept. 23, the six-month mark after President Barack Obama signed the health care law in March. Other provisions taking effect that day include a requirement that insurance companies not deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.
Here are the details of the Maryland event:
WHAT: Press event to highlight new health reform provision affecting young adults
WHEN: 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23
WHERE: The Margaret Brent Room of the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park