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Young Adults and Health Insurance: Not Invincible, But Perhaps Convincible
Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Link to more items from this source
July 30, 2014
"Among the young adults who didn't sign up for coverage, fewer than one in five said it was because they don't expect to need insurance. But two-thirds said they just couldn't afford it.... Those who did get insurance said the most important reasons were to pay medical bills, to secure peace of mind -- and to avoid paying the federal penalty.... [M]ore than half of all respondents (those who signed up and those who did not) remain unaware that the federal government can help them pay for insurance, or that they can stay on their parents' policies until age 26."

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