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Harvard Study Shows Millenials Not Signing Up for Health Insurance

Posted: Dec 10, 2013 6:57 PM by Christine Roto, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Dec 10, 2013 10:55 PM

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COLUMBIA - According to a recent study by Harvard University, Americans aged 18-19 are resistant to signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Forty percent of those surveyed think their quality of care will be worse under the new law, whereas 18 percent think their quality will improve.

Jeremy Milarksy is a healthcare navigator for Primarus. He said the survey results show there is a lack of knowledge about the the new health care law. He said he typically sees people aged 40 to 50 come in for help finding a plan.

Scott Andrews is 20 years old and said his parents never had health insurance, so he had to sign up on his own. Andrews works at Walgreens, and he said his work place encouraged him to sign up for a plan that costs him about $20 each month.

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