Financial Access & Health Insurance

To diminish the financial barriers that limit adolescents’ and young adults’ access to health care, the Center focuses on laws and policies to ensure that adolescents and young adults are eligible for and enroll in Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), that the programs cover the full range of services adolescents and young adults need, and that they actually receive the services. In collaboration with the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC) at the University of California, San Francisco, the Center has produced a series of issues briefs analyzing the implications of the ACA for adolescents and young adults.

Issue Briefs on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)