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Obamacare facts: ACA health insurance choices for the young adult

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchanges will open for business on October 1, 2013. As a young adult, it’s up to you to make the kind of life-altering decisions that your parents made. One of those decisions involves choosing whether to buy health insurance or not. Also known as Obamacare, the plan may have you confused. Here are a few facts and ideas to help you understand and benefit from this new approach to health coverage.

Obamacare insurance requirement

Obamacare requires everyone to buy health insurance unless they are already covered by a plan from their employer or a government plan such as Medicaid or Medicare. Read more

2012 presidential election: How to begin registering and researching who to vote for in the November election

Students registering to vote

Students registering to vote (Photo by the Knight Foundation)

The presidential election can be confusing, especially if you only catch the headlines while running on the treadmill at the gym like I do. I’m willing to bet many of you are like me, a college student who hasn’t had much time — or energy — to put into doing your own research on who’s running this year, right? Well, now that summer has arrived and you have a spare minute to breathe, here are some ways to get in the know about politics so you can rock the vote in the November 6 election! Read more