Higher premiums from ACA to affect only few young people

05/21/2013 | Hill, The

An analysis from the Center for American Progress found that about 3% of people ages 19 to 29 will be hit with higher costs resulting from the Affordable Care Act. Critics of the law said the premiums of young, healthy people will shoot up because of new rules intended to protect patients with pre-existing conditions. "This claim fails to take into account many of the provisions ... that make coverage more affordable," the think tank said in its report. "For many young adults, these financial and consumer protections will lower their overall health care costs and improve their health and wellness."

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