Show: September 22, 2013:
- Why should "young invincibles" purchase health insurance?
- What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
- Can pediatricians prevent children from smoking?
- What was President Grover Cleveland’s secret?
- How can a computer program detect autism?
- Why are some medical students hypochondriacs?
- How often should women be screened for osteoporosis?
- Sex and Alzheimer’s: Where do we draw the line?
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Why should "young invincibles" purchase health insurance?
Interview: Aaron Carroll, M.D., MS, professor of pediatrics, assistant dean for research mentoring, Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research.
Beginning Oct. 1, millions of uninsured Americans will be able to start the enrollment process for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. “Sound Medicine” health care policy analyst Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., speaks with Barbara Lewis about why it’s crucial to get the 19 million uninsured “young invincibles” signed up, too. Dr. Carroll explains that “young invincibles” are young adults ages 18 to 34 who don’t have health insurance and don’t believe they need it. Dr. Carroll stresses the need for this demographic because their participation will balance the insurance pool with an equal number of healthy and sick individuals.