Raising Women’s Voices

Uninsured Young Adults: A Profile and Overview of Coverage Options

Posted in Affordability, Insurance companies by raisingwomensvoices on July 21, 2008

Young adults aged 19-29 have the highest uninsured rate of any group. Coverage received through a parent’s private plan or through a public program typically terminates when an individual turns 19 years old. Many of these young adults have entry-level, low-wage and temporary jobs that often do not offer health coverage and public coverage options for low-income young adults are very limited. Since 29% of the uninsured are young adults, efforts to decrease the overall number of uninsured must address this population.

read_more: http://www.kff.org/uninsured/upload/7785.pdf

 

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