Youth Health Insurance Enrollment Under the ACA Exceeding Expectations

by Kirsten Reed on January 12, 2012

In a recent article, Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on how healthcare reform and its benefits are already well underway and exceeding expectations. An estimated 2.5 million young adults have already gained health insurance coverage since the health law took effect in 2010 – a number far higher than many predicted. The article discusses a variety of data and results which reflects the large number of young adults who have gained coverage.

According to KHN:

Officials based their number on U.S. Census data and the results of the latest National Health Interview Survey. In September 2010, the survey found 64.4 percent of adults between 19 and 25 were insured. By March, the rate was up to 69.6 percent, and in June it was at 72.7 percent. That month, the uninsured rate for this population reached its lowest point in more than a decade, down to 28.8 percent.

Click here to read the full article and to learn more about the new laws benefits on young adults.

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