As heard on NPR's All Things Considered.
Health care reform promises to make insurance more affordable, which is good news for 19-29 year olds. That demographic tends to earn the least money and have the fewest protections, making them the most uninsured group in the nation. Youth Radio talked to five uninsured young people from across the country, so called “Young Invincibles,” asking the question “what’s the first thing you’ll do, when you get health insurance?”
Voices Include: Molly Adams of Chicago, Il, Javier Cabral of Los Angeles, CA, Kayla Sloan of Whitesburg, KY, and Nathan Hadden of Oakland, CA.
A note of caution before sinking your teeth into the idea of expanded federally sponsored dental coverage. While more protections will be offered to those younger than 21, for everyone else, dental insurance will be available through state-by-state exchanges. This bill doesn’t mandate carrying dental insurance.
Special Thanks to the Appalachian Media Institute