How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

Luke Franco, 26, works three jobs and doesn’t know whether he qualifies for Medicaid or a subsidy to buy coverage on the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act.

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Luke Franco, 26, works three jobs and doesn’t know whether he qualifies for Medicaid or a subsidy to buy coverage on the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act.

Kristin Gourlay/RINPR

Designing skateboards is just one of Luke Franco’s gigs. He has just enough time before his next shift to chat at a cafĂ© in downtown Providence, R.I.

“I work at the YMCA Monday through Friday with kindergartners through fifth graders. It’s split shift; seven to nine, two to six daily,” he says. “With the rest of my day, I also work at a local pizza place. And in addition to that, I also own and operate a small skateboard company.”

But none of his jobs offers health insurance. I ask him if he worries about that.

“Yes, especially being an avid skateboarder,” the 26-year-old says. “That’s constantly something in the back of

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/19/520459848/how-millennials-win-and-lose-under-the-gop-health-bill?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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