Online Education Effort Urges Young Adults to “Get Covered” Under New Health Care Law

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“Get Covered California!” That’s the message of an ambitious statewide new media effort supported by The California Endowment designed to educate young adults and their parents about the latest provision of the new national health care law. The health law’s new provision allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until they turn 26 – even if they get married, move to another state, finish school or pay their own expenses. In California alone, this change could alleviate the health care woes of 196,000 uninsured young adults. The hub of the Get Covered California campaign is GetCoveredCA.org, which is also highly integrated with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking tools. Through GetCoveredCA.org, people can learn about the new health law, share information with parents and friends, submit questions to an expert, watch videos and share health insurance struggles.

“Get Covered California,” that’s the message of an ambitious statewide new media effort supported by The California Endowment designed to educate young adults and their parents about the latest provision of the new national health care law.

You can learn more by listening to a telephone press conference targeting college media recorded yesterday by calling 1-800-475-6701 and entering code number 174498.

The health law’s new provision allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until they turn 26 – even if they get married, move to another state, finish school or pay their own expenses. In California alone, this change could alleviate the health care woes of 196,000 uninsured young adults.

The hub of the Get Covered California campaign is GetCoveredCA.org, which is also highly integrated with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking tools. Through GetCoveredCA.org, people can learn about the new health law, share information with parents and friends, submit questions to an expert, watch videos and share health insurance struggles.

View the education effort video on http://www.youtube.com/getcoveredca#p/u/0/NRlSkTH5-dk

The Get Covered California effort is quickly becoming the go-to source for young adults on the new health law. Launched only a few weeks ago, Get Covered California has organized nearly 10,000 supporters on Facebook, answered dozens of user submitted questions, received nearly 30,000 unique hits on GetCoveredCA.org and partnered with student organizations across the state to spread the word.

Learn more about the Get Covered California effort and how it affects college-age students by:

Get Covered California is supported by The California Endowment, which is committed to raising public awareness about the landmark Affordable Care Act as part of its ongoing mission to promote a healthier California.

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