Young adults remain unaware of health insurance options

08/21/2013 | Reuters

Studies have found high willingness among young adults to purchase health insurance, but many of those most likely to benefit from forthcoming public exchanges and subsidies are unaware of their options, a Commonwealth Fund survey shows. Sixty-seven percent of young adults who were offered employer-based coverage took it, with more than half of those who declined doing so because they were covered under another plan. Only 19% of young, uninsured adults and 18% of people with low to moderate incomes were aware of the public marketplaces.

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