Young Adults

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ER visits on the rise due to Medicaid expansion

Emergency room visits are on the rise in states that expanded Medicaid, according to a nationwide study conducted by the Colorado Hospital Association. But ER visits drop among young adults who now have insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act.  

Study reveals 1 in 4 young adults lack health insurance

Twenty-four percent of young adults ages 18 to 29 lack health insurance, finds a new  survey from Princeton Survey Research Associates International, commissioned by insuranceQuotes.com.  

More young adults receiving mental health treatment

More young adults have been receiving treatment for mental health conditions since the ACA allowed them to remain on their parents' plans until they turn 26 years old.

Challenges plague upcoming enrollment period

Despite providing coverage to more than 10 million previously uninsured Americans, the Affordable Care Act will face  hurdles once November rolls around, reports the  Huffington Post.

Report: Young adults aren't invincible, they're 'cost-sensitive'

It's a stigma young adults tend to be unconcerned with health coverage and unaware of its benefits, but a new Deloitte report shows they're actually well-versed in health insurance--they just want a higher return on the money they spend for it.

90% of uninsured Americans won't face fines

Almost 90 percent of the 30 million uninsured Americans won't face a penalty due to an increase of exemptions in the healthcare reform law, which leaves insurers to worry about their risk pools, reports the  Wall Street Journal.

Young adults not as crucial to reform success

Opinions vary regarding the belief that enrolling  young adults may determine reform success. On one hand, experts believe that the number of young adult sign-ups and the male-to-female ratio will determine success. On the other hand, some say that having more young, healthy people purchasing healthcare is not as crucial as people think, according to an opinion piece published by  Philly.com.

Young adults weigh in on how to improve HealthCare.gov

Federal officials could make the troubled HealthCare.gov exchange website work better for young adults by implementing several small changes before the next open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, according to an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

3 myths that trip up payers' digital strategies

As health insurers continue to develop and move forward with their digital strategies in hopes of attracting and retaining customers, many of them are basing their initiatives on myths or misinformation, according to McKinsey & Co.

Reform success depends on more than enrollment

Affordable Care Act enrollment surpassed expectations, with roughly 20 million people gaining insurance under the law as of May 1. But measures other than enrollment are more important to gauge how well the law works, The Wall Street Journal reported.