Pa Bill Would Allow Older Children To Remain On Parents Health Insurance

03.26.09 | FL News Team

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Wednesday unanimously passed legislation that would extend parents' health insurance coverage to their uninsured children through age 29. State Rep. Mark Longietti said many young people out on their own cannot afford health insurance.

The bill would require health insurers to give insured parents or guardians the option of having their coverage extended to include an uninsured child through age 29. Current Pennsylvania law does not regulate the age at which a child loses coverage under a parent's or guardian's health insurance policy.