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Implementing the ACA for Young Invincibles: A State Guide for Health Care Reform that Works for Millennials

The Affordable Care Act greatly altered the ways in which Millennials will access health care and coverage. Among the many changes for young adults, we have identified five – the dependent coverage extension to age 26, reforms to college health care plans, the creation of catastrophic in- surance plans directed at young adults, the establishment of insurance exchanges, and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to all low-income Americans – that will have unique and far-reaching effects on young adults. Individual states will take a key role in implementing these provisions. This paper reviews the current state status quo, changes made by the Affordable Care Act and related regu- latory decisions, and the role that states can take going forward in the implementation of these provisions. Click here to read more.