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Healthcare Reform Could Raise Premiums for Young Adults
Date:9/3/2009

With healthcare reform legislation pending in Washington that would force young adults to pay far higher insurance premiums, SHOUTAmerica today launched a national, grassroots campaign to educate Americans about the potential impact of this new legislation. SHOUTAmerica, a non-profit group, which seeks to represent the interests of America's youth, has particular concerns over a piece of H.R. 3200 that impacts the current age-related discount young individuals receive on their insurance. Under the proposal, young adults could face a 100 percent increase in their premiums overnight as a result of a new national standard for the age-rating ratio.

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 3, 2009 -- With healthcare reform legislation pending in Washington that would force young adults to pay far higher insurance premiums, SHOUTAmerica today launched a national, grassroots campaign to educate Americans about the potential impact of this new legislation. SHOUTAmerica, a non-profit group, which seeks to represent the interests of America's youth, has particular concerns over a piece of H.R. 3200 that impacts the current age-related discount young individuals receive on their insurance. Under the proposal, young adults could face a 100 percent increase in their premiums overnight as a result of a new national standard for the age-rating ratio.

"Young Americans already comprise the largest group of the uninsured." said Landon Gibbs, Executive Director and Co-Founder of SHOUT America. "Young adults want healthcare reform to mean affordable options for everyone, why should they expect any less for themselves?"

Mr. Gibbs added, "This is a more complex issue than our lawmakers are giving it credit for. It requires thoughtful discussion and we are going to get the message out there that the interests of young Americans can't be simply cast aside."

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