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When Keeping a Secret Trumps the Need for Care

April 15, 2015

(NPR) – Lam’s situation isn’t unique. Millions of young adults have been able to stay on their family insurance plans since that provision of the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010. But studies show that young people often hesitate to get certain types of medical care, such as mental and behavioral health care, birth control and sexual health screenings, because they don’t want their parents to find out through insurance statements.

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