Presentation on theme: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Young Adult Outreach and Education."— Presentation transcript:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Young Adult Outreach and Education
Uninsured Young Adults 26.9% of US residents 18 - 34 are uninsured Overall national uninsurance rate is approximately 15.7% 25.6% of Illinois residents 18 - 34 are uninsured Overall statewide uninsurance rate is approximately 15%
Under 26 can stay on parent’s plan Expanded Medicaid Exchanges and Subsidies Coverage for Young Adults
Young People and the ACA Who qualifies for Medicaid and subsidies?
Other Important Benefits Pre-existing conditions Women’s health Well-woman visits, mammograms, contraception Student Health Plans Previously unregulated, now subject to standardized ACA requirements 80/20 Ratio Catastrophic plans Marketed to the young Targets those with financial hardship
Health Care Outreach Mobile Technology Social Media Challenges Timeline Overview
Traditional Outreach Tabling Group Presentations Hosting events New Outreach Strategies Health Care Outreach
Your Healthcare Finder Find doctors in the area For Android and iPhoneAndroidiPhone Mobile Website Text Message Services QR Codes Can be scanned and direct users to your website Mobile Outreach
Facebook Create events Send news updates Twitter Connect with new people Coordinate plans Retweet Be fun! Using Social Media Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons
It’s expensive ACA offers new options I’m young and healthy Injuries can happen to anyone Make it personal I don’t believe in health insurance Uninsured drives up health care costs Individual mandate requires insurance Why do I need Insurance?
Present – end of 2012: Educate young adults about ACA Ensure young adults are on dependent coverage Jan 2013 – Oct 2013: Educate young adults about the upcoming Exchanges Oct 1 st, 2013 – March 31 st, 2014 Open enrollment for exchanges Ensure young adults are getting subsidies and Medicaid Timeline: What to Look For
Important parts of the ACA that affect young adults Outreach and education Traditional outreach Social media and mobile technology Big changes in 2013 Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Key Takeaways @YI_Care