Obamacare Case Study
When teenagers turn 18, the vision of ‘freedom’ is all they see. In reality, turning 18 means a lot more responsibility and duties. Also, when they turn 18 they think they are finally free from their parents and can do whatever they’d like. Being ‘free’ from your parents isn’t always a good thing as these teenagers believe, especially not before Obamacare was introduced. For example, when it comes to health care, ‘being free’ wouldn’t be a perk. But, Lalli adds, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, patients under the age of 19 receive covered eye exams, dentists visits, eyeglass wear, contacts, and various other orthodontic and optometric benefits each year. These benefits were not covered by most insurances before the law. Having these benefits as a child under the age of 19 is something very important and should be recognized as a gift. Once teenagers turn 18, a lot more responsibility is placed on them and most are barely coming familiar with budgets and bills. That is where those benefits come in handy, along with dependent coverage. This is when you are able to claim as a dependent under your parent’s in a health insurance. Blodget claims 76% of Americans are in favor of extension of dependent coverage to offspring up to the age of 26. This is even more beneficial to families because they would not have to worry about having to find a new health insurance for the new adult.