Young People Key to Health Care Act

Posted: November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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The success of the law could hinder on the amount of 18-35 year olds that decide to adhere to it. The problem is, younger people are generally healthier and many do not have health insurance. Even further, they can’t afford it, especially through the more than expected rise in costs in insurance plans after the bill takes effect.

Young people above the age of 26 and younger can be included in their parent’s insurance plan without a penalty. But, many 27+ year olds are facing major financial debt from colleges and university. Pair that with buying houses and cars after entering their first careers and you won’t get a lot of support from 27-35 year olds.

Many young people don’t know about the bills mandate or penalty fees. The ones that do won’t be able to afford the insurance or the fees so they are taking their chances that the penalties will not be as steep. Others are confused about where to turn, but 2.7 million people are estimated to be 18-35 and their cooperation could mean the success of failure of this bill.

Read more about young people’s role in the ACA here:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/20/affordable-care-act-young-people/3135939/

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