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Health insurance push starts for young adults

The clock is ticking for the uninsured to get health care coverage, through the federal exchanges, and there's an effort to get young people to sign up.

Kathleen Falk is the Midwest region director for the U.S. health and human services department. She says the deadline is March 31, and if people don't meet it, they'll have to wait until October.

Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel says a medical emergency can have long-lasting financial impacts, if someone doesn't have insurance. He says he knows a man who got into a car accident in his 20s, and he still can't get a credit card or a car loan, because of his financial situation.

Falk says about half of the uninsured in Wisconsin are between 19 and 35 years old.

posted : February, 28th by WHBY


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