KTVE -- There are now just a little over 20 days left for adults over 26 to purchase health insurance or face an penalty from the IRS under terms of the Affordable Care Act.
To assist people in understanding many options available on the Health Insurance Marketplace, also called the Exchange, a free Healthcare Reform Informational event was held this weekend in Shreveport.
Miss Louisiana 2013 Jaden Leach told a group of young adults Saturday to consider getting health insurance. Statistics that show young adults over 26 often delay obtaining health insurance. Miss Louisiana visited and signed autographs during the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Health Insurance Marketplace information session.
The Affordable Care Act allows young people 26 and under to stay on their parents health insurance but after that each person will be required to have health insurance or be subject to an IRS fine.
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