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Overnight Health: ‘Young Invincibles’ Want Coverage
The Hill

Young, healthy people want to buy health insurance — if they can afford it. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest tracking poll, released Wednesday, showed a broad desire to have health insurance.

Among 18- to 25-year-olds, 77 percent said having health insurance is “very important.” Seventy-six percent said insurance is “something I need” and “worth the money it costs.” That’s good news for the Obama administration and supporters of the healthcare reform law, who need large numbers of young, healthy people to enroll in the law’s new coverage options in order to prevent premiums from skyrocketing.