FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 17, 2014
Contact: Colin Seeberger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214.223.2913
Young Invincibles’ Statement on 8 Million Americans Gaining Coverage Through ACA Exchanges
35 Percent of Enrollees Under 35
[WASHINGTON]—This afternoon, the White House announced that 8 million Americans enrolled in Qualified Health Plans through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces. Additionally, the White House announced that 28 percent of enrollees were between the ages of 18 and 34, and 35 percent of enrollees are under the age of 35.
“This law is delivering on the promise of coverage and economic security for young people across the country,” said Jen Mishory, Executive Director of Young Invincibles. “Millions of young adults have enrolled in plans on the Marketplaces, enrolled in Medicaid or gotten coverage on their parents plan thanks to the ACA. Our work is not done—millions more could be eligible for coverage during special enrollment periods throughout the year.”
Yesterday, Young Invincibles released a report on young adults and special enrollment periods. The report found that young adults are significantly more likely to qualify for 60-day special enrollment periods—allowing them to get covered outside of the traditional open enrollment period—than their older counterparts.
Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young adults, ages 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation. Young Invincibles ensures that young adults are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis, and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo.