WERE AM Mobile App 2020

LISTEN LIVE. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

 

The good news? The number of young adults without health care coverage in the United States has declined significantly over the past few years, according to a new government report released Tuesday.

Not-so-good are the findings that: 45.5 million people, 14.7 percent of the American population, still don’t have health care coverage, and 4.9 million kids under the age of 18 also lack health insurance.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics used data on 108,131 people contacted for the 2012 National Health Interview Survey to compile the latest profile on health insurance coverage.

Of immediate interest was the apparent impact of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s landmark health reform law passed in 2010.

The new report found that 27 percent of young adults between the ages of 19 and 25 had no health care coverage in 2012, down from more than 35 percent in 2010, according to report co-author Robin Cohen, a CDC health statistician.

CLICK HERE to read story

article courtesy of BlackDoctor.org

Discussion: Many Young People Lack Health Coverage  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

Also On WERE-AM 1490:
A Photo Book Into The Life Of Civil Rights Icon & Congressman John Lewis
24 photos