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Health Insurance Guide: Navigating Coverage in Your 20s


Georgia Lee Hussey, the chief executive of Modernist Financial, a planning firm in Portland, Ore., that helps clients make financial decisions aligned with their progressive values, noted that some young people who are working as independent contractors or interns may qualify for Medicaid. She said it was important for young adults to aim for financial independence, if possible.“If you have the means, get your own health care coverage,” Ms. Hussey said.Talking to your familyConversations about financial decisions like health insurance can provoke tension between parents and grandparents and their children, sometimes because of generational differences. Ms. Hussey said people should focus on cultivating understanding and empathy when sensitive issues arise.“What we don’t …

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