Young adults want insurance, but there's a catch

Enrolling young people in insurance plans in large numbers is considered one of the critical components of the Affordable Care Act. And concerns about young Americans spurning coverage because of their robust health may have been overblown, according to a new survey by the Commonwealth Fund, which finds large levels of young adults enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance. Such news may be a relief for hospitals wanting to cut down on the number of uninsured patients they treat. However, the survey also concluded that fewer than 30 percent of young adults know anything about the health insurance exchanges and the products they offer. Article