The Affordable Care Act has led to significant gains in health insurance and access to care for young adults.

@article{Sommers2013TheAC,
  title={The Affordable Care Act has led to significant gains in health insurance and access to care for young adults.},
  author={Benjamin D. Sommers and Thomas C Buchmueller and Sandra L. Decker and Colleen Carey and Richard Kronick},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={165-74}
}
The Affordable Care Act enables young adults to remain as dependents on their parents' health insurance until age twenty-six, and recent evidence suggests that as many as three million young adults have gained coverage as a result. However, there has been no evidence yet on the policy's effect on access to care, and questions remain about the coverage impact on important subgroups. Using data from two nationally representative surveys, comparing young adults who gained access to dependent… CONTINUE READING
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