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Young Adults and ACA

Young people are a key factor to whether the newly enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or Obamacare will succeed in the coming years. This Stay Tuned episode analyzes the key role young adults have in the success of this law. Despite being the law of the land, many state governments are having trouble implementing the law and many citizens are having trouble understanding it. With difficulties on both end of the spectrum, the individuals that are key part in the success of the ACA, young adults, are going without insurance. In this episode, panelists explain the provisions of the ACA that most closely apply to young people and discuss the need to reach out to the younger population to explains the importance of having health insurance. Providing viewpoints from both the conservative and liberal perspective, this episodes gives various opinions on the controversial Obamacare.

I have a met a number of patients in their 50s and they said goodbye to their pediatrician at 18…and then they showed up in the emergency room at 50 with a heart attack.” – Dr. Heidi Miller

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