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Posted by Stacy Tsai">Stacy Tsai on Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 15:05 | Health Insurance Coverage
Encouraging news from the US Dept of Health and Human Services. The Affordable Care Act increases rates of health insurance coverage for YOUNG ADULTS 18 to 25, with the largest gains among minorities. Below is an interview with Dr. Sommers, who discusses his findings about insurance coverage for adolescents and young adults (AYAs).   Author Insights: More Young Adults Insured After Health Reform Law PassedFiled under: Caring for the Uninsured and Underinsured,Health Policy,Primary Care/Family Medicine,Public Health — Bridget M. Kuehn @ 3:04 pm
Posted by Stacy Tsai">Stacy Tsai on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 19:45 | Health Insurance Coverage
Young adults, those ages 18 to 24, was the group most likely to be uninsured. Since 2000, over 25% were uninsured, and the percentage of young adults without health coverage continued to grow throughout the next decade. New surveys now find that young adults have made gains in insurance coverage since 2010. The Obama Administration and officials from the Department of Health and Human Services attribute the gains made in reducing the number of uninsured in the young adult group to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was implemented in September 2010.

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