Health of young adults improved with ACA’s dependent coverage provision

Young adults report having improved health and less out-of-pocket health care expenses since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act extended dependent coverage to young people up until age 26, according to a study published in JAMA.Researchers evaluated adults between the ages of 19 and 34 years who participated in the annual 2002-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The study sample comprised 26,453 participants, (adults aged 19 to 25 years) and the control group consisted of 34,052 individuals (adults aged 26 to 34 years). Almost half of participants were male (47%) and (Read more...)