Health Insurance for Older Adolescents and Young Adults: Policy Options to Expand Coverage (2006)

The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law has produced Health Insurance for Older Adolescents and Young Adults: Policy Options to Expand Coverage.

The issue brief describes the health status and health care needs of older adolescents and young adults. It reviews the current status of health insurance coverage for this age group and discusses improvements over the past several years resulting from expansions in public programs such as Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The brief outlines a series of policy options for improving health insurance coverage for this age group, provides examples of efforts to implement these options, and explores the potential barriers and obstacles to implementation.

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