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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – One popular part of the new health care law will help many young Americans.

It will prevent insurance companies from booting them off of their parents' insurance policies until age 26. Some companies kick folks off now at age 19.

A few students at Albany State told WALB they're happy about the change, especially since it's tough to find a job with benefits right now.

"It's a good thing because when I graduate from college I'll probably be off of my parent's health insurance, and now the bill has been passed I can stay on it after I graduate," said Jasmine McPhatter, ASU Student.

"It eases the financial burden on the family. My brother and I because will be graduating within the next year and we'll be under the age of 26, and it eases the burden if we cannot find a job," said Nicole Bucknor, ASU Student.

That provision of the law will take effect later this year.

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