New Commonwealth Fund Survey Shows Majority of Young Adults Want Health Insurance but Many Are Put Off by Cost; Low Income Individuals Most at Risk of Going Without Coverage


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In the latest Commonwealth Fund survey, 7.8 million of the 15 million young adults enrolled in their parent's health insurance last year will be unqualified this coverage without the health reform law's dependent coverage provision.

The survey also finds that only 27 percent of young adults know about the state health insurance implementation that are launching October 1 through the Affordable Care Act. The report is "Covering Young Adults Under the Affordable Care Act: The Importance of Outreach and Medicaid Expansion."


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Federal Programs Related to - Health Care Reform

Programs concerned with innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services. Health Care Planning; Health Planning; Health Policy

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Programs that issue insurance policies which indemnify or reimburse holders for all or a portion of the cost of hospital or medical care or lost income arising from an illness or injury. Dental Insurance Programs; HMO Programs; Health Insurance Premiums Assistance; Health Maintenance Organization Programs; Preferred Provider Organization Programs; Medical Insurance; PPOs

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    Programs that deal with the overall organization of the health care system including all aspects of the quality, costs, accessibility and
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    Access of Health Care; Accessibility of Health Services; Availability of Health Services; Health Services Accessibility; Managed Care Programs;
    Telemedicine


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