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Posts Tagged ‘young adults’

How Obamacare Makes Tax Filing Trickier

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

According to Time Inc.

“Many Americans will get new tax forms for the first time. Here’s what to do with them.


This year, you may be receiving tax forms you’ve never seen before, all thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. For the most part, these documents won’t make tax filing too much harder—with one big exception. Here’s what you need to know about this paperwork, depending on what kind of health insurance you had in 2015.

If you had health insurance from your employer all year…


College Grads Have Several Options To Get Health Insurance

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Insurance News Net reports:

“Although the open enrollment period forhealth insurance under the Affordable Care Act ended in April, college graduates have several other options for coverage.

The website,, says college graduates, who do not have health insurance provided from an employer, can enroll in private plans outside the online healthcare marketplace from health insurance companies.


When It’s Time to Get Off Your Parents’ Health Plan

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Yahoo Finance reports:

“One provision of the Affordable Care Act that has garnered pretty universal praise is the policy change allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ health insurance plans through age 26. Previously, young adults were knocked off the plans at age 19. (Full-time students were able to stay on until age 22.) (more…)

Health care reform exclusions raise concerns over funding for uninsured

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Las Vegas Sun reports:

“Armando Hernandez first felt a searing headache, then his legs began to swell.

He lived with the pain for two days but finally relented and went to a hospital on day three. The Reno resident was 19 years old at the time. His kidneys were failing.


Obamacare Costs To Rise For Some Young People As Benefits Improve

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Huffington Post reports:

“President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act may not live up to its name for some who will see higher health insurance prices than available in today’s market.

Experts believe the health care reform law, signed in 2010, will increase the sticker price of health insurance plans sold for 2014 and beyond, particularly for younger and healthier people. Today, these customers have access to relatively inexpensive plans with minimal benefits and high deductibles, but those will all but disappear when the law’s new rules take effect. Everyone who buys health insurance on the individual market will gain better benefits and guaranteed coverage under Obamacare but, for some, these improved products will come at a price.


KFF/HRET 2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey: Family Health Premiums Rise 4 Percent to Average $15,745

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The Kaiser Family Foundation reports:

“Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $15,745 this year, up 4 percent from last year, with workers on average paying $4,316 toward the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey released today.


Romney says he likes parts of ‘Obamacare’

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Benefits Pro reports:

“Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who promised early in his campaign to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, says he would keep several important parts of the overhaul.

“Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place,” he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” ”One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.”


Undoing health law could have messy ripple effects

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The AP reports:

“It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama’s health care law, employers can keep offering popular coverage for the young adult children of their workers.

But here’s the catch: The parents’ taxes would go up.

That’s only one of the messy potential ripple effects when the Supreme Court delivers its verdict on the Affordable Care Act this month. The law affects most major components of the U.S. health care system in its effort to extend coverage to millions of uninsured people.


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