Think You're Too "Invincible" For Health Insurance?

A doctor taking a teenager's pulseYoung adults overwhelmingly value health insurance and don’t believe they are too healthy to need it, according to a recent survey.

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The findings of the poll by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation could have significant implications for the prospects of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

Enrolling large numbers of younger, healthier people into health insurance is key to keeping premiums affordable for everyone. Moreover, young people are uninsured at higher rates than older people and tend to have lower incomes. But Obamacare skeptics maintain that young people don’t obtain health insurance because they don’t believe they’ll get sick and find themselves with medical bills to pay.