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Obamacare Helps Youth of Color

Young people, especially those of color, benefit substantially from the Affordable Care Act.

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Last Thursday the Supreme Court took a leap toward justice for all by upholding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare—a policy that ensures all Americans have equal access to quality health care. Young people, especially those of color, benefit substantially from this law.

Our unequal and costly health care system disproportionately burdens underserved populations, which are more likely to be unemployed, have jobs that provide no health insurance, and have lower incomes that put higher insurance premiums out of their reach. Moreover, communities of color face racial, geographical, and social barriers to accessing affordable health insurance, making it harder for them to get care when they need it and stay healthy.

By ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court allowed millions of young people of color to continue benefiting from a more equitable health care system. It also took their health out of the hands of politics.

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