Capsules: Survey Finds Rate For Young Adult Coverage Improves While Others Decline; Bid To Cover Abortion After Rape For Peace Corps Volunteers

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Alvin Tran reports on survey findings regarding health coverage: "While the number of medically uninsured young adults dropped over the past two years, coverage of the overall working age population failed to improve, according to the findings of the Commonwealth Fund's 2012 biennial health insurance survey released Friday" (4/25).

Also on Capsules, Ankita Rao reports on a new bill introduced in Congress regarding Peace Corps' vounteers' and abortion coverage: "The Peace Corps Equity Act of 2013 echoes the Shaheen Amendment, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2012. That law provides military women coverage for abortions in these instances. The new bill, also co-sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D.-N.H.), would extend coverage to women volunteers – who make up about 60 percent of those serving abroad – and overturn a 1979 appropriations bill that banned the Peace Corps from offering this benefit in its federal health plan" (Rao, 4/25). Check out what else is on the blog.

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