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TranslateFull text The White House issued the following blog by Mayra Alvarez, the Director of Public Health Policy in  the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services: A year ago, young adults were one of the most vulnerable groups of Americans in the health  insurance market. However, since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, many of you can  now stay on your parent's family plan until you turn 26. It doesn't matter whether you're married,  living with your parents, in school, or financially independent. This is a huge improvement that is  freeing people to make decisions about their education, their careers, and their lives without being  hemmed in by outdated insurance rules. Before President Obama signed the health law, you typically had to go off your parent's plan at 19 or whenever you left school. This put many young people in a tight spot, especially if they were living 
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