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If the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has had a profound effect on the insurance status for young adults, it stands to reason that it would have a similarly significant impact on the number one reason that young adults are hospitalized: Childbirth.

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that PPACA has led to an increase in the percentage of births covered by private insurers, presumably as a result of the health law’s provision that requires insurers to cover the children of their beneficiaries until the age of 26.

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