Health Care

About 19 million young adults across the country lack basic health insurance coverage. Although young people are often healthy, they do need medical care for preventive treatment, regular check-ups, and occasional health hiccups. Many of them also have costly chronic conditions. Yet rising health insurance premiums price millions of young adults out of the market. Thankfully, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promises to make health care affordable and accessible to young adults across the country. Already, more than 3 million previously uninsured young adults have joined their parent’s health insurance plan. Millions of people are now able to shop for coverage on a new, online Health Insurance Marketplace, where they can compare plans side-by-side and apply for a new kind of tax credit to lower their costs. In addition, 17 out of 19 million currently uninsured young adults could be eligible for free or reduced-cost coverage through expanded Medicaid and tax credits. Read below for research, policy ideas, blog posts, and fact sheets related to health care.

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