Younger U.S. Residents Feel Healthier, Spend Less on Health Care After ACA Implementation
U.S. residents ages 19 to 25 reported feeling healthier and spending less out of pocket on health care costs in the year after passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Compared with U.S. residents ages 26 to 34, 4% more young adults reported having excellent mental health and 6.2% more young adults reported being in excellent physical health after the health law's passage.
- "Young Adults Healthier After Passage of Obamacare, Study Finds" (Levey, "Nation Now," Los Angeles Times, 6/17).
- "Twenty-Somethings Report Better Health and Lower Medical Expenses Under Obamacare" (McIntyre, Vox, 6/17)