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Graduates get creative to find health coverage

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 17, 2008

Most group health plans cover employees’ children until the age of 19, or often up to 23 if they are full-time students. As a result, young adults are the fastest-growing group of the uninsured as recent graduates get dropped from their parents' health insurance. But with the economy weakening, and entry-level jobs that offer health coverage harder to find, some recent graduates are coming up with creative ways to get health coverage.