By Julian Pecquet - 01/13/12 02:50 PM EST
economic well-being of millions of young Americans by denying them access to affordable
The law has already allowed 2.5 million young people to gain coverage thanks to a provision that requires health plans to allow them to remain on their parents' family plans through age 25. That coverage could also be in peril if the law is struck down.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear plaintiffs challenging the law's individual mandate and Medicaid expansion on March 26, 27 and 28. A decision is expected in June, before the 2012 presidential election.