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Professor Robert Field Discusses Rising Health Care Costs for Young Adults on CBS Philly

June 11, 2012

In an article on CBS Philly concerning the growing number of young adults avoiding the doctor's office due to rising health care costs, Professor Robert Field weighed in on the issue. 

Field claimed that young adults in their 20s have had the lowest rate of health care coverage.  Coupled with increasing unemployment, young adults that ignore health risks now may face serious problems down the line, Field said.  However, some young adults may avoid these risks due to new health care law provisions allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until the age of 26, provisions which Field says might survive even if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act. 

Field is a nationally recognized expert on health policy and public health law whose research focuses on ethical issues in managed care, public policy and legal facets of health care reform and genetic screening. Field's op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Affordable Care Act U.S. Supreme Court case can be found here.