Did the Affordable Care Act's Dependent Coverage Provision Expand Heatlh Insurance Coverage for Young Adults?
This presentation of SHARE-funded research was given by Derek DeLia, Associate Research Professor at the Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy at the 2012 State Health Policy and Research Interest Group meeting in Orlando, FL, on June 23, 2012. The analysis looks at the impact of the Affordable Care Act's young adult dependent coverage expansion on coverage among eligible young adults and, in particular, on those young adults targeted by prior state-level young adult dependent coverage laws. The authors find a rapid and substantial increase in dependent coverage overall and the possibility of a greater ACA impact on young adults targeted by prior state-level young adult expansions.
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