The Washington Post

The ‘Young Invincibles’ are not, in fact, invincible

The term “young invincibles” came into common parlance (or, common wonk parlance) during the health reform debate. It describes twenty-something Americans who, believing themselves to be impervious to health risks, don’t see the value in purchasing health insurance coverage.


Among those running into financial trouble, about 20 percent report having to change their way of life to pay off medical bills.


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