Understanding Health Insurance is a practical curriculum to help young people value and obtain access to health care as they transition to independence. Topics include: 1) Why young adults need health care and health insurance; 2) Different ways to obtain health care coverage, including public and private options; 3) Getting the most out of your health insurance coverage.
The Understanding Health Insurance curriculum project was funded by a 2009 Hatch and Smith Lever grant.
This project builds on research exploring New York State residents' views on health insurance and reform, including what they would like to know and understand better regarding health insurance and the healthcare system. Information on residents' views and questions was gathered as part of the 2008 Empire State Poll, which is conducted yearly by the Survey Research Institute at Cornell University.