It took a government shutdown
for many of us to start paying attention, but there are big changes afoot in the U.S. health care system. Despite the shutdown, October 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment
for insurance coverage under the Obama adminstration's new health care reform legislation, aka Obamacare, aka the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The act aims to provide 27 million more Americans
with health insurance over the next decade, and young adults are crucial to those efforts
While America's elected leaders battle it out in Washington, it’s up to the rest of us to figure out just what the heck this legislation is actually about, and how it will affect Americans’ lives. We’ll be the first to admit it: Sorting through the ins and outs of the new health care legislation is confusing as all get out. But it’s also incredibly important, as the legislation will have a sweeping impact on the lives of millions of Americans, particularly those currently without health insurance.
To help navigate the madness, we’ve rounded up a bunch of resources from around the web that break down what the ACA is all about, how it will affect everyday people (and especially younger Americans aged 18 to 35), how to enroll in new insurance plans, why some people are opposed to the ACA, and what all of this has to do with the government being shut down in the first place.
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