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ACA Has Also Helped Young Men Gain Coverage

young men and the ACA

Many analysts believed young men wouldn’t be helped much by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), largely because the penalties wouldn’t be large enough to convince them to buy insurance. But research from the Commonwealth Fund by New York University’s Sherry Glied and Ougni Chakraborty shows that, following the ACA’s enactment, coverage rates rose for all groups — including higher-income young men who aren’t eligible for the law’s premium subsidies.

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