Rite of passage? Why young adults become uninsured and how new policies can help, 2008 update.

Abstract

Young adults, ages 19 to 29, are one of the largest segments of the U.S. population without health insurance: 13.7 million lacked coverage in 2006. They often lose coverage at age 19 or upon high school or college graduation--most two of five (38%) high school graduates who do not enroll in college and one-third of college graduates are uninsured for a time… (More)

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