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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.