“When you’re young it kinda feels like you’ve got the world on a string. You feel invincible. But you’re not. Life happens.”
Remember this video? Hard to believe it’s been four years already since you joined our fake doctor friends Zach Braff & Donald Faison to demand affordable health care (Zach, we sincerely hope those nipple wounds have healed by now). And now your efforts have come full circle – starting today you can enroll for healthcare coverage!
Okay, okay, okay. We get it. The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is confusing, and it doesn’t help that everybody and their mother has a different opinion about it. So here are the important facts you need to know:
- Are you under 26? You can stay on your parents’ health insurance. No sweat!
- Do you have a job? Your employer might have healthcare benefits available. Check to see if this is an option.
- Are you older than 26 and do not have healthcare through work? You can now enroll at www.healthcare.gov/ (and at a competitive price too!).
- Opting out? Starting next year, you will have to pay a penalty for not having health insurance. The penalty starts small, but will increase gradually over the next few years.
Over 19 million Americans ages 18-34 do not have health coverage. Don’t be a statistic. Enroll today and #GetCovered.