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Trouble Finding Health Care?

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Being young in New York City is fun and exciting for a young adult.  But we have all experience the bitter winters or harsh allergy inducing spring seasons that can plague the city.  Their effects can make even the healthiest individual could fall ill.

But as a young professional you can face many hurdles in order to received treatment for ills as simple as a cold to as complex as a fracture.

Yet, as many young people can attest to – the jobs with benefits aren’t as plentiful as they used were. Health coverage is not a necessity and many quarter-lifers come into their 20’s with no coverage and exit their quarter-life with no coverage.  But all is not lost!

“If your parents are covered through an employer, try to stay on their plan, says Kathleen Stoll, director of health policy at Families USA, a healthcare consumer advocacy group,” told U.S. News & World Report.

The advocate gave a plethora of advice that young adults could use despite their situation.  A good resource to look at is your states current Medicaid coverage guidelines to see if you qualify for government provided coverage. Some schools also offer insurance plans at a discounted rate to registered students.

To find sources for coverage visit your schools wellness center or your employer’s human resource department. If not searching your state’s department of health website could guide you to an insurer that offers services at a price you can handle.

 

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