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Young Invincibles Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling to Protect Affordable Care: Another Six Million Uninsured Millennials Can Get Covered With Tax Credits

Work Continues to Expand Access for Young Immigrants and Low-Income People


June 25, 2015

Contact: Sarah Lovenheim,

(Washington) — Following today’s Supreme Court ruling on King v. Burwell, Young Invincibles’ Executive Director Jen Mishory released the following statement:

“Today, the Supreme Court upheld the availability of tax credits in all states, a decision that will impact millions of people, but one that we know will disproportionately impact young adults. Millennials are more likely to be low income and qualify for tax credits; now, huge numbers of young people currently enrolled can keep their tax credits, and another six million Millennials who don’t have coverage can enroll and receive that discount.

“Young adults, age 18 to 34 years-old, end up in the emergency room more than any other age group, except the elderly – making today’s ruling essential to our health and financial security.

“Today we celebrate, but our work isn’t over. Some young immigrants and low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid still lack access to affordable care. Going forward, we’ll continue to advocate to expand access, work to make sure that our generation knows how to navigate the health system, and educate young people on the coverage options that were protected today.”

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