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We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
What This Means For Young Americans:
The individual health insurance mandate has been declared constitutional by the Supreme Court.
Young adults can remain on their parent’s health insurance plans until they’re 26.
Insurance companies can no longer limit or deny benefits to children under age 19 due to pre-existing health conditions.
Millions of young adults up to age 26 who have gained health insurance due to the law will be able to keep it. About 2.5 million young adults from age 19 to 25 obtained health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Health care plans must now cover certain preventative services.
WHY WE SHOULD CARE
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” included numerous protections for young Americans, some of which have already done into effect. Had the ACA been declared unconstitutional, some (if not all) of those new protections could have been thrown out. To find out more about the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, click here.