Published on October 30, 2014
The huge majority of patients - 93 percent - were insured, whereas 7 percent, or 2,578, had no coverage; they inclined to be younger, male, non-white and single, and more possible to be from regions of lower median income, educational level, and population density. The study surveyed relationships between insurance status and some cancer outcomes. "Overall, the ACA is going to improve health coverage for young people, but we can't forget about some young people who may feel they can't afford the premiums," added Nguyen. The authors wrote in their article that "extra consideration will need to be given to ensure that at-risk patients can obtain insurance coverage under the ACA." Premium costs for certain young adults who buy insurance in the individual market are predictable to increase considerably. Such individuals frequently lack employer-sponsored health plans. The higher costs are relatively since the coverage under the ACA is obligatory to be more complete than several existing plans, and for the reason that the premiums paid by young, healthy people are serving to fund lower costs for older adults. Conversely, the ACA spreads young adults' coverage under their parents' health plans up until age 26, and federal grants will pay portion of the premium costs of low-earning patrons.