Ed note: This was originally posted on healthcare.gov
The Affordable Care Act – the new health care law – gives hard-working families the security they need and important new benefits. The law holds insurance companies accountable, gets rid of the worst insurance industry practices and puts patients first. It is also expanding young adults’ affordable options for health insurance. A new study shows that 30% of young adults ages 19 to 25 who initially had private health insurance in 2008 were uninsured for at least one month over the next two years. Young adults were particularly at risk of losing coverage because they may have aged out of their parents’ coverage, moved between school and employment or changed jobs. Yet now, the number of young adults with health insurance continues to rise under the health care law.
Here are five ways the law helps young adults:
Find out how health care reform is transforming the lives of young Americans like Steven, who at 23 has already survived two bouts of cancer
Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act is helping Americans