However, nearly 80% of those under 30 had heard little to nothing about the Affordable Care Act's new insurance marketplace.
Students will be affected by the online marketplace in three significant ways:
- Students can enroll in plans without the threat of being denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
- Students who earn less than about $46,000 or families that earn less than $94,000 annually may be able to access free coverage through Medicaid or discounted coverage through monthly tax credits depending on the state and their exact income level.
- New plans will provide free preventive services, annual checkups, prescriptions and substance use disorder services.
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