Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage of Young Adults
This presentation of SHARE-funded research was given by Joel Cantor, ScD, Director of the Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy at the 2012 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Orlando, FL, on June 25, 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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