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Topic: Young Adults


People age 19-26 have the highest uninsured rate of any age group and the lowest access to employer-based insurance. Covering young adults is important to health reform, as insurance depends up on people at less risk being in the risk pool to balance those with greater health needs, and also because an unexpected illness or injury can be catastrophic to a person without insurance.


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How the ACA Is Helping Young Adults Stay Covered

This report from the Commonwealth Fund describes The Affordable Care Act is making a difference for young adults, among the groups most at risk for lacking health insurance in the United States. Young adults up to age 26 may now stay on or join their parent’s health plans if they include dependent coverage, and early reports indicate that at least 600,000 have done so. (more…)

New Benefits for Grads and Young Adults

If you are leaving school or changing jobs, this HHS fact sheet for young adults shows how you may be eligible for important new benefits that will ensure you get the care you need and deserve. Here are a few ways that the Affordable Care Act can help you.

Young Person’s Guide to Health Insurance

This brochure, designed for graduating seniors by Families USA and the Illinois PIRG, explains the benefits of health insurance for young adults and provides information on having coverage through ones parents’ plan until age 26, using healthcare.gov, and the new rights and consumer protections young people have under the Affordable Care Act.

The Young Invincibles on Health Care Reform

Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to mobilizing and expanding opportunities for young Americans age 18 to 34. Resources, news and fact sheets about health reform’s impact on young adults.

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