Health insurance is “very important” to young US adults, poll finds

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 25 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4082
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Seven in 10 US adults aged 18-30 think that having health insurance is “very important” to them, a new poll shows.1

The findings should cheer the Obama administration, which is depending on the enrollment of healthy young adults to keep premiums of plans offered by the new insurance exchanges low.

The exchanges, a key provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, create online marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can shop for plans and obtain subsidies …

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