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Young Invincibles

Millennial Advocates Rally Students to Tackle College Loan Debt Crisis (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

Across the country, students and graduates alike have been simmering over the growing issue of college loans. Now, with national student debt pushing well past $1.2 trillion,concerned activists are primed to pressure lawmakers to act before the problem boils over.

In Just One Year, 3.7 Million Young Adults Gain Health Insurance Coverage

Tom Allison | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Tom Allison

The Affordable Care Act is disproportionately benefiting Millennials. Out of 8 million American adults who gained health coverage in 2014, 3.7 million were young adults aged 18 to 34, almost half of the newly covered. That's significant considering they only make up 30 percent of the population.

New Data: Millennials Are Better Off with Obamacare

Tom Allison | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Allison

New U.S. Census data released last week shows that the number, and rate of young adults, who lack health insurance has fallen significantly since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010.

Women's Equality Includes Trans Women, Too

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tuesday marked this year's Women's Equality Day, and at HuffPost Live, all women were celebrated. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rig...

Obamacare Will Continue to Benefit Young People at #EnrollmentMoments

Anne Johnson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Anne Johnson

You probably saw the push: basketball stars, late-night TV appearances, radio interviews and hilarious viral videos. The Obama administration's push t...

You're Young. You're Healthy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Targeting the "Invincibles"......

Obama's "Undignified"? Here's What's Undignified!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your call: Obama sitting "Between Two Ferns"? Or Republicans standing for...?...

Sam Stein

Obamacare Supporters Plan To Flood The Zone As Enrollment Deadline Nears | Sam Stein | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than one month to go before the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment deadline, groups that support the law are ramping up eff...

Millenials at Mānoa and Obamacare

Dawn Morais | Posted 04.26.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Many millenials, according to one student, Saydielyn Mandaguit-Arakaki, "don't know anything about the ACA and are prepared to make uninformed decisions about it." Perhaps we baby boomers can help by walking the millenials we know through how the ACA can help protect their future.

Young People Will Be Late To Sign Up To Obamacare -- And That's Fine

The New Republic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Last month, everybody wanted to know how many people were signing up for Obamacare. This month, everybody wants to know how many healthy people are si...

Cancer at 30: No One Is a Young Invincible

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

If you are young, old or somewhere in-between, life is full of sharp curves. My father used to say, "If you have your health, you can do anything." He was right. When you don't have it anymore, you want to be very sure that whoever can help you get back on track is not beyond your financial grasp. Mental, physical or emotional health problems are only a happenstance away. Rather than continuing to tell young people that they're needed to make the Affordable Care Act work, why not start telling them that their health matters, that denial has never been a cure, that there are lots of risks they'll take in their youth but not having health insurance is a risk that affects everyone who loves you and every dream you have.

Young 'Invincibles' - What's in a Name?

Tobin Van Ostern | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Tobin Van Ostern

If you could get quality, affordable coverage that could save your life, wouldn't you want to know about it?

U.S. News' College Rankings Are Terrible -- But It's Not (Completely) Their Fault

Tom Allison | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Tom Allison

Schools track how different types of students perform and the IRS and Social Security Administration track incomes. Those datasets just aren't talking to each other.

Sam Stein

Here's The White House's Latest Attempt To Get People To Sign Up For Obamacare | Sam Stein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With precious time remaining before the health care exchanges established by the president's health care law are up and running, the Oba...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Goes Hollywood | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business

On the USA Network primetime show "Royal Pains," actor Mark Feuerstein plays Hank Lawson, a physician who treats well-heeled denizens of the Hamptons,...

Joy Resmovits

Ryan Budget Freezes Maximum Pell Grants | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Under Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis) "Path to Prosperity" budget framework for 2014, college students would have one less weapon against the creep of climbi...

The Surprising Facts About America's Student Debt

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Impatient Optimists

Even if students know how much they will need to repay, they often lack information about how much they will make. By requiring schools to report more data and integrating it with earnings information we could give students a better career roadmap.

Insurers Telling Only Part of the Story in Attempt to Gut Important Consumer Protections

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

During the final weeks of the health care reform debate, insurers papered Washington with a flawed "study" warning that premiums would soar if lawmakers ignored their recommendations. And now insurers are once again disseminating a new study with similar predictions.

New Survey Finds Colleges Are Not Providing Financial Aid Counseling Required By The Feds

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.16.2012 | College

Many students who took out large amount of federal student loans did not receive the required in-person or online counseling, according to a report re...

Women Voters Want to Know Candidates' Records, Not Slogans

Linda Hallman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

If women are powerful enough to determine the outcome of the election -- and we know that we are -- then we must use that power to hold all legislators accountable to the promises they've made.

From The Convention: How Can We Fix Higher Education?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Charlie Nelms, former chancellor of North Carolina Central University, ...

How A Student Loan Could Force Mortgage Lenders To Say 'No'

Posted 08.16.2012 | College

A new report released Tuesday warns that student loan debt could cut a large population of people out of the housing market, having significant conseq...

Report: Huge Youth Unemployment Gap 'May Never End'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

If young people represent America's future, then that future is filled with low wages and high unemployment. Since the start of the Great Recession...

6.6 Million Reasons Why Insurers' Claim About "Young Invincibles" Is a Myth

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act allowing parents to keep children on their family policies until they turn 26, 6.6 million young adults are now insured. But beneficial as the reform law has been to millions of families, it hasn't been of help to young people in families with uninsured parents.

Health Care Coverage Tips for Young Adults

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

Are you a young adult looking for health care or the parent of a young adult who's navigating the sometimes complicated world of tracking down coverage? This post is for you.