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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

Student health: What the Affordable Care Act means to you as a college student

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act

On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court voted to uphold President Obama’s health care reform known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — originally passed in 2010. In his speech to the nation, the president outlined several changes this will have on our country. For college students, specifically those of you who are under age 26, this may make a huge difference in your health care. Here are some quick facts to keep you in the know.

The basics of the plan:

  1. Whether you’re an undergrad or graduate student, you’ll have the option to stay on your parents’ health insurance until you turn 26. Read more