Publication Date

January 2007


This paper explores health insurance coverage trends for youth (age 15-18) and young adults (age 19-29) with work limitations using data from the Current Population Survey. In 2000 those in the young work-limited population were substantially more likely to have insurance coverage than their counterparts in the not work-limited population. They were much more likely to have public coverage and much less likely to have only private coverage. Insurance coverage for this population increased substantially between 1989 and 2000, in contrast to a decline for the not work-limited population. We discuss the probable contributions of policy reforms and the decline in employment of people with work limitations to these trends.


Suggested citation
O’Day, B., Stapleton, D., Horvath-Rose, A. (2007). Health insurance coverage among youth and young adults with work limitations. Ithaca, NY: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics, Cornell University.

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