March 3, 2009

Young Women & Health Care Coverage

As part of its monthly Reform Matters conference call series on health care policy, the National Women’s Law Center has put together an excellent package of information on young women and insurance coverage.

Start with this chart on uninsured women by age (pdf, as are all the other documents). Raising Women’s Voices put together this fact sheet on why young people are so often without insurance and ways to make it more affordable.

In this report, Community Catalyst explains how to insure more young people now: Change state laws to allow young people to remain on their parents’ health insurance plans beyond age 18. Finally, here’s a look at what Massachusetts offers: a health plan especially designed for 18-26 year-olds.

Plus: If you’re on Facebook, join the group 1 Million Women and Families Strong for Health Care Reform, also sponsored by the National Women’s Law Center.

2 Responses to “Young Women & Health Care Coverage”

  1. connie wilson Says:

    Thank you for this great post. So much information. Hope a difference can be made. Keep up the valuable work.

  2. Candace @ NWLC Says:

    Thanks for highlighting our Reform Matters conference call series! It’s true – there’s a lot of work to be done in the effort to secure comprehensive, affordable healthcare for women. We’ve got more information about the barriers to women’s healthcare access and details about our conference call series on our website as well as more information about young women and insurance coverage on our blog.

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