Editor’s note: For people buying on the individual market who want health insurance starting Jan. 1, the deadline to sign up is Monday, Dec. 23. We are running one post a day with questions and answers on the Affordable Care Act and Covered California until that deadline. Readers can also consult KQED’s Obamacare Guide, written specifically for Californians.
By Emily Bazar, CHCF Center for Health Reporting
Q: My youngest child is 21 and graduated from college in May. My other daughter is 24 and is still a college student in Stockton. What are my options with them under the Affordable Care Act?
A: The good news, Simona, is that your daughters may have several options and their coverage could fall into place easily.
Let’s cross our fingers and begin with “could fall into place easily.”
Starting in January, most Americans will be required to carry a minimum level of health insurance or pay a tax penalty. That includes your daughters and other young adults 18 and over. Continue reading