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Young adults living at home soon eligible for health insurance

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Thousands of young adults who still live with mom and dad will get health insurance again.

The new state budget signed by Gov. Jim Doyle requires health insurers to cover dependents 26 and younger, starting next February.

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The limit is now 18, but college students can sometimes stay under their parents' health plans until they're 24.

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, pushed for the change, which quietly made it through the Legislature.

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