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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:29 AM

More Young Adults Have Insurance After Health Care Law, Study Says

Source: NYT

The share of young adults without health insurance fell by one-sixth in 2011 from the previous year, the largest annual decline for any age group since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting the data in 1997, according to a new report released on Monday.

The estimates are drawn from a federal survey of about 35,000 households. It did not ask how the newly insured obtained coverage, but the study’s author, Matthew Broaddus, a research analyst at the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said the increased coverage for young people was almost certainly due to a provision in the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act that allows children to stay on their parents’ insurance policies until their 26th birthday.

Joseph Antos, a health care policy expert at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, agreed that the provision of the new law was the only plausible explanation for the increase. He pointed out that young people have been among the hardest hit in the recession and would otherwise have been expected to be less likely to be insured. “Nothing else went well for this age group,” he said.

The share of people ages 19 to 25 who lacked health insurance fell to 27.9 percent, down from 33.9 percent in 2010, or about 1.6 million fewer uninsured people, according to the data from the federal study, known as the National Health Interview Survey. For the next age group — those 26 to 35 years old — the share of the uninsured rose, a further sign, Mr. Broaddus said, that the health care law was driving the decline among the younger group.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/health/policy/more-young-adults-have-health-insurance-study-says.html

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SoapBox Sep 2012 #1
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iandhr Sep 2012 #3
onehandle Sep 2012 #4
alp227 Sep 2012 #5
Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2012 #6

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:49 AM

1. SO, kids, are ya all set to be tossed back OFF your parents insurance?

What's that? No!

Well Loser and his shadow, The Liar want to get rid of this ridiculous "perk"...no need for this silly over reaching government stuff!

Want to keep this thing? Then I strongly suggest that you get your butts to a voting booth in November and cast a yes for President Obama!!

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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 08:04 AM

2. Wonder how many Republicans/teabaggers 20-something kids are now on their parents' insurance. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 10:43 AM

3. I am one of them.

I am lucky because I have some orthopedic issues that have required surgery.

This is only one of the MANY reasons that I have to reelect the President.

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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 11:08 AM

4. So, turn off American Idol and Jersey Shore and VOTE! nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:14 PM

5. Get with the times, as Jersey Shore is CANCELED this year!!

Another dumb TV show popular among the young folks would be...Pretty Little Liars (I am 21 yet struggled to name such a show...what happens when I watch GOOD primetime shows and PBS).

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. Well, since Obama didn't do this or do that or make pot legal, I ain't voting...

...if I had a nickel for every time I heard a young person say this, I'd be rich!

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