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Under 26 and Uninsured? Only If Want To Be

New stats show that more and more young people have health insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. How many more young people? A million in the past year alone. Do they know something you don’t?

If you’re 25 and under and at risk of going uninsured, then guess what:

You might not have to. Young adults can now stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until they hit age 26, something a whole lot of families are taking advantage of — while others don’t even realize it’s an option. If you fall into the “others who don’t realize it’s an option” category, this is your cue to get informed and get insured.

In a perfect world, early to mid-20-somethings would have killer benefits at their killer jobs, but, well … seems we’re not living in a perfect world. Good jobs are hard to come by these days (in case you hadn’t heard), and formerly standard benefits packages are just as elusive.

As indicated by CBS.com, research suggests Obama’s Affordable Care Act is likely responsible for the recent spike in coverage for 19-25 year olds, but that the threat of repeal could put young people at risk all over again.

via MTVU

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