The Kaiser Foundation is out with a poll showing that young adults under the age of 30 believe they want and need health insurance. For the insurance pools being created by the health reform law to be successful young adults need to sign up for insurance. This poll brings good news to the overall picture of American's view on the importance of insurance coverage, not to mention the success of the health care reform law.
- A strong majority of young adults, whose participation in the health law may be key to its success or failure, strongly believe health insurance is important for them and worth the money, according to a new poll.
As some states and the federal government prepare new online marketplaces for people to purchase insurance this fall, the willingness of young people to buy coverage has been a topic of great uncertainty. Their participation in these marketplaces is considered crucial, since the young tend to be healthier than older people and, therefore, will use fewer medical resources, allowing their premiums to help subsidize the care of the old and sick.Continue reading the story on the Kaiser website.