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Teach-in to Help "Young Invincibles" Select Health Insurance Options

Madison, Wisconsin - A teach-in on new health insurance options is designed to send students home for Thanksgiving with important information to discuss with their families.


The event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 18, will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus – and live-streamed to 22 other Wisconsin college campuses. Madison students can attend the live event in room 1335 of the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Drive. It will be simulcast to 20 of Wisconsin’s technical and two- and four-year UW campus sites and two private campuses


“Young adults have so many new health insurance options with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but may not have experience to confidently select coverage to meet the law’s requirement that everyone be covered in 2014,” says Jack Comeau, of the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Society and Politics Committee, a student-led group. “This teach-in will answer young adults’ questions about insurance and explain how the ACA affects them.”


Speakers will address options that range from joining their parents’ policies to college-based student health insurance to catastrophic plans and more. The event will walk students through the sign-up process, and take questions from the statewide audience. Campuses are setting up group viewing opportunities or people can register to watch on their own computer or tablet. To register, click here


The event is sponsored by the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, the UW Population Health Institute, Covering Kids & Families Wisconsin, and University of Wisconsin Colleges, Wisconsin Technical College System, the University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin Union Directorate Society and Politics Committee.

Date Published: 11/14/2013

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Teach-in to Help "Young Invincibles" Select Health Insurance Options

Last updated: 11/14/2013
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