Research :: Implementing the Affordable Care Act: How Much Will It Help Vulnerable Adolescents and Young Adults?

 

NAHIC and the Center for Adolescent Health and the Law (CAHL) have partnered to examine the Affordable Care Act’s impact on three special populations of adolescents and young adults: homeless youth, foster youth, and those in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems.

These groups, with higher rates of morbidity than the general adolescent and young adult populations, face special challenges in accessing health care and services. This policy brief examined issues in their access to care as implementation of the Affordable Care Act proceeds. A short fact-sheet summarizing the brief is also available. The infographic below highlights the main points of the brief.

Vulnerable Populations Short FINAL (1)

TOPIC(S)

Affordable Care Act, Policy, Socio-demographic disparities, Special Populations, Young Adults

DATE POSTED

January 13, 2014

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