Young Invincibles is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of
young adults ages 18 to 34. Founded by a group of students and young adults during the health care reform debate, Young Invincibles sought to provide a voice for young adults in a process that too-often excluded young people. The name “Young Invincibles” comes from an insurance industry term, describing the idea that so many young adults are uninsured because of their perceived “invincibility.” But the real experiences of young adults revealed that in fact the opposite is true – young people wanted quality insurance but could not afford it under the status quo that existed before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). Young Invincibles quickly built a coalition of over twenty national youth-focused organizations with a combined membership of more than 1.5 million young adults. The coalition adopted a policy platform that would provide comprehensive, affordable coverage for the generation with the lowest insurance coverage rate of any age group.
Click on this link to read the full brief, which YI filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the 4th Circuit.