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11/08/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018 Contact: Paydon Miller [email protected] | (202) 734-6543 Public Charge Rule Forces Impossible Choice for Young Immigrants Washington, DC – On Saturday night, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a draft rule that would...

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Young adults may not be the first people that come to mind when talking about Medicaid, the government health program that provides health coverage to folks living at or near the poverty line. That’s a problem, because what most people...

Read the report here. One-in-four Texas students enrolled in post-secondary education is also a parent. These student parents are dedicated to creating stronger futures for themselves and their children but face barriers to completing their education. Most are enrolled in...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2018 Contact: Paydon Miller (202) 734-6543 | [email protected] For First Time Since ACA’s Implementation, Rate of Young Adults Without Health Insurance Increases Washington, DC – New data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2018 Contact: Sarah Schultz [email protected] | 202-734-6510 Washington, DC – Moments ago, the United States Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Over...

Despite that the young adult uninsurance rate has been nearly cut in half since 2010, some federal and state lawmakers are standing in the way of realizing the full progress of the ACA, keeping millions from accessing coverage. That’s why we’re continuing to fight to make health care affordable for our generation — pushing for Medicaid expansion in all 50 states and ensuring that all young people can access critical services like contraception and mental health supports.

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Young adults have realized major gains in health care coverage over the last decade, with more than 8 million accessing insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces, Medicaid expansion, and by being able to stay on a parent’s plan. And millions more are experiencing greater benefits and consumer protections.

 

With so many young people getting health insurance for the first time, we’re committed to helping our generation make the most of their coverage. Check out our resources for learning more about using your coverage and our #HealthyAdulting campaign.

Medicaid coverage has been proven to improve the lives of young adults by increasing access to health care, reducing financial burden, and supporting economic opportunity and employment. However, states like Kentucky and Mississippi have introduced proposals to introduce work requirements...

84% Navigator Funding Cut Means Less Enrollment Help For Young Adults Washington, DC – Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $10 million in funding to 39 organizations in the 34 states with federally-facilitated marketplaces for “Navigator”...

Key findings Young adults are nearly twice as likely to be impacted by policies that take coverage away from people who don’t meet a work requirement as all Medicaid enrollees; over 40,000 young Kentuckians could lose coverage Policies that take...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2018 Contact: Paydon Miller (202) 734-6543 | [email protected] New House Bill Restores Funding for ACA In-Person Enrollment Assistance, Outreach & Advertising Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Kathy Castor introduced the Expand Navigators’ Resources for Outreach,...

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One Year Later: DREAMers Still in Limbo Washington, D.C. – One year ago today, the Trump administration launched its first attack on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program that since 2012 has allowed more than 800,000...