Supreme Court Justices, Meet a Young Person

March 28, 2012

In the recent Supreme Court arguments over the health care law, the Court was very interested in hypothetical "young healthy" people.  The Justices repeatedly described these imaginary persons, and their likely reaction to the health care law. 

In response, our friends at Young Invincibles launched a brand new initiative: the "Meet a Young Person" Supreme Court Program. Justices enrolled in this special program will hear directly from real, live members of the “young adult” species to get their thoughts on health care and the new health care law.

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You'll also hear what the Justices had to say and watch a slew of videos from young people all over the country reacting with messages for Supreme Court justices, sharing the truth about young people and health care.

To set the record straight, here are some facts about young people and health care from Young Invincibles:

  • Young people go to the emergency room more than any age group under 75.
  • 15% of young adults have a chronic condition.
  • The #1 reason young people don’t have health insurance is cost, and #2 is jobs that don’t provide benefits.
  • Only 5% of young adults choose not to have health insurance.
  • When offered insurance, young adults take coverage at the same rate as older Americans.
  • 2.5 million young adults have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
  • By 2014, 17 million uninsured young adults would qualify for the Medicaid expansion or for subsidized insurance in the exchange.

Got your own story for the Supreme Court? Email Young Invincibles the video.

Got questions about health care? Check out this Get Covered toolkit, made just for young people learning about and needing health care.