Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles (YI) is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that mobilizes young adults, ages 18 to 34, to put them in the center of the debate and to find solutions that will improve their lives. YI was started by students and young workers during the health care debate in summer 2009 to help give young people a voice in that critical effort and expand youth access to decent health insurance and care. In the short time since its founding, YI has grown into an important voice for the health care needs of young adults, coordinating outreach and advocacy campaigns at the national and state levels, and working in coalition with dozens of youth and non-youth organizations to educate young adults about health care. See below for more information about YI’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • YI Circulates Letter Support Obamacare Maternity Coverage Provision

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    YI: Young Invincibles is encouraging individuals to join a sign-on letter calling on HHS Secretary Burwell to allow women who become pregnant to enroll in coverage under a special qualifying life event category. 

  • YI Blogs About Millennial Enrollment Efforts

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    YI: Young Invincibles blogged about outside-of-the-box efforts to educate young adults about, and enroll them in, health coverage. The blog highlights rates to date with 26% of this year’s enrollees are between ages 18 and 34. The blog also discusses the approximately 200 events that will occur this week in a lead up to National Youth Enrollment Day.

  • YI Announces Countdown to National Youth Enrollment Day Events

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    YI: Young Invincibles announced two events to be held on January 24, 2015 as a lead up to National Youth Enrollment Day. The first event, in Houston, Texas, will be held in partnership with the Enroll Gulf Coast Collaborative and Get Covered America. The second event, a community health fair in Chicago, Illinois, will be held in partnership with the Allied Health Program of Kevlyn Park High School and Illinois

    Rep. Will Guzzardi. Both events will aim to educate young adults about new health coverage options available to them under the ACA.

  • YI Announces ACA Enrollment College Tour

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    YI: Young Invincibles and the NAACP announced the Get H.Y.P.E. (Healthy Young People Everywhere) College Tour will host three special events at the University of Houston to empower students to get serious about their own health and enroll in the Marketplace. The announcement notes the Tour will feature fun activities, a press conference, and a Town Hall focused on the most pressing problems facing young people today.

  • Young Invincibles Releases California-Specific Health Coverage Renewal Infographic

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    YI: Young Invincibles released an infographic outlining the steps needed to renew and ensure health coverage for 2015 in California. The infographic includes step-by-step instructions, facts, and important contact information.

  • Young Invincibles Releases Health Coverage Renewal Infographic

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    YI: Young Invincibles released an infographic outlining the steps needed to renew health coverage and ensure coverage for 2015. The infographic includes step-by-step instructions, facts, and important contact information.

  • YI Highlights Drop in Uninsured Rate Among Young Adults

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    YI: Young Invincibles (YI) issued a press release on  U.S. Census Bureau data which shows  an increase of 4 million 18 and 34 years old who gained coverage from 2009 to 2013. During the same time period, the uninsured rate of young adults fell from 28.1% to 25.2%. The release notes that these numbers may actually be higher because they do not account for the 1.7 million young people who enrolled in health coverage via the Marketplaces in 2014. Tom Allison, policy and research managed for YI stated, “Considering that this data doesn’t even account for Open Enrollment sign-ups, we think these new numbers just scratch the surface of the positive young adult enrollment trends we expect to see.”

  • YI Highlights Marketplace Premium Payments

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    YI: Young Invincibles (YI) issued a press release noting that 7.3 million people who enrolled in health care coverage through Marketplaces paid their premiums. Jen Mishory, executive director of YI stated, “A resounding 9 out of 10 people who applied for Marketplace coverage paid for, and continued to be enrolled in, their coverage on August 15, signaling that Americans – including young adults — want to retain their new health plans. Young Invincibles looks forward to continuing to help young adults get and stay covered.”

  • YI Hosts Webinar on Young Adult Enrollment Best Practices

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    YI: Young Invincibles (YI) hosted a webinar on strategies to engage and enroll young adults in health coverage. The webinar identified effective outreach tactics, shared best practices, and discussed strategies and timelines for the upcoming open enrollment period. YI estimates that its Healthy Young American trainings directly reached more than 20,000 young adults and indirectly reached more than 1 million young adults.

  • KidsWell Partners Issue Statements on ACA Appeals Court Rulings on Subsidies

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    NHeLP, YI, & FL: The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and Young Invincibles issued statements in response to the Halbig v. Burwell ruling that ACA subsidies are only available to consumers in state-run Marketplaces. Florida CHAIN issued a statement explaining the immediate impact of the ruling. NHeLP also issued a statement praising the unanimous opinion in King v. Burwell that upheld the ACA’s subsidies in state-run Marketplaces.

  • YI and HCFANY Release New Infographics on Exchange Special Enrollment Periods

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    YI & NY: Young Invincibles and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) released new infographics, website information and videos on special enrollment periods (SEPs).  Young Invincibles’ infographics and HCFANY’s website and videos provide background information on how to access SEPs for individuals who are turning 26 years old, graduating from college, having a baby, getting married, moving, or changing employment.
  • YI Hails Successful Open Enrollment Period for Young Adults

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    YI: Young Invincibles released a statement lauding the success of the first open enrollment period, during which 2.25 million young adults (28% of total enrollees) enrolled in federal and state Marketplaces.   

  • YI & FL CHAIN Team Up to Collect Young Adults’ Coverage Gap Stories

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    YI & FL: Young Invincibles (YI) and Florida CHAIN are partnering to collect stories of young adults in states that have not expanded Medicaid.  YI developed a survey that FL CHAIN is distributing to its community partners to reach Florida’s uninsured young adults.
  • YI Released Issue Brief and One Pager Highlighting SEPs for Young Adults

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    Young Invincibles: Young Invincibles (YI) released an issue brief about young adults and special enrollment periods (SEPs).  The brief reports that young adults are the most likely age group to qualify for SEPs and highlights the most relevant SEP triggering events, including: births, marriage, losing coverage as a result of a job change, turning 26 and losing dependent coverage, moving, or a change in immigration status.  YI also released an SEP one-pager targeted to recent graduates.    

  • Young Invincibles Released A Video from National Youth Enrollment Day

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    YI: Young Invincibles (YI) released a highlight video of National Youth Enrollment Day on February 15, 2014, during which YI held over 100 events in 70 cities nationwide.
  • Young Invincibles’ New Infographic Highlights On-Going Enrollment Opportunities

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    YI: Young Invincibles published an infographic highlighting Covered California’s special enrollment periods and Medi-Cal’s year round enrollment.
  • MomsRising and YI Promote Young Adult and Latino Enrollment

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    MomsRising & YI: MomsRising, Young Invincibles (YI), and the Department of Health and Human Services co-hosted a #WellnessWed tweet chat to answer young adults and Latinos’ questions about how to access affordable coverage before the open enrollment deadline.

  • YI Launches Healthy Young American App Sweepstakes

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    YI: Young Invincibles launched the Healthy Young America App Sweepstakes to encourage enrollment among young adults and promote the financial assistance available to make health insurance coverage more affordable.  All you need to do to enter is download the Healthy Young America App. One lucky person will win $1,200! 
  • Young Invincibles Releases Infographic on ACA Coverage for Young African Americans

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    YI: Young Invincibles released an infographic that highlights how young African Americans are faring under the ACA.  According to the infographic, approximately 500,000 young African Americans have gained access to health coverage by staying on their parent’s plan until age 26 and 1.8 million could be eligible for tax credits. 

  • #GetCovered: KidsWell Grantees Participate in National Youth Enrollment Day

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    YI & MomsRising: Young Invincibles (YI), MomsRising, and other organizations will participate in National Youth Enrollment Day on February 15, 2014 to educate young adults about the importance of health insurance coverage and about the new coverage options available.


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