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Thank you for your interest in today's Young People and the Affordable Care Act press call with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. I hope you enjoyed learning more about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on young adults as they approach graduation. Here are some pertinent resources from Young Invincibles, Student PIRGs, the Department of Health and Human Services, and Campus Progress. I hope you find them helpful.
As we mentioned during the call, if you have any follow up questions for Secretary Sebelius please email me and we'll get them answered.
Click here to listen to the call.
Department of Health and Human Services
Young Person’s Guide to Health Insurance: Graduation Edition Release: This resource, produced by the Student PIRGs and Families USA and introduced by President Barack Obama, outlines the consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act available to the Class of 2011, the first graduating class to benefit from new provisions that allow young people to stay on their parent’s health insurance until they are 26. The guide is available at www.studentpirgs.org/healthcareguide.
An Alternative to Unwarranted Health Care Price Hikes for Young People: A Policy Brief:This resource, released on March 25th, outlines the direct cost-savings that young people and their families can expect from the Affordable Care Act provision that allows young people to stay on their parent’s insurance plans until they are 26. Experts estimate that this singular provision will save families on average approximately $1,429 per year in averted extra health insurance costs. The policy brief is available at
Young Invincibles, a national organization representing the interests of young Americans between the ages of 18 and 34, has developed the a free Graduation Toolkit to inform young adults and their families about insurance and health care options after graduation, such as how to get back on a parent's plan, insurance terms to know when buying an individual policy, coverage options for young people, and what the new health care law means for young adults. To download the toolkit, visit www.YoungInvincibles.org/Toolkit or text "Toolkit" to 69866.
Thanks for your interest,
Advocacy Associate, Campus Progress