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The limits of Obamacare

Kalwis Lo, 24, says Obamacare saved his life. But his story is also a cautionary tale about the limitations of the Affordable Care Act — especially as it applies to young people. Lo could not access insurance through a provision of the health care law meant to help younger adults like him, so he went without coverage. He was then hit by a serious illness at a time when most young people feel they are invincible and may pass on insurance. And Lo wasn’t aware of new coverage that might have helped him once he developed his illness – so he didn’t sign up for it.