The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was created to provide affordable health care to all Americans. Though this legislation became law in 2010, there remains much interest, uncertainty and controversy among Americans in regards to the bill’s provisions. Younger Americans are likely to face higher insurance premiums once the PPACA is fully implemented in 2014, but they may also benefit from a provision which allows young people to remain on their parents insurance to age 26. Yet, no research to date has explored the perceptions of college students regarding their views of the PPACA. This exploratory study will examine college students’ awareness of the PPACA and perceptions regarding the main provisions of the PPACA, and investigate how college students search for healthcare information.
Journal of Medical Marketing
Lindsey, Kristina; Spake, Deborah F; Joseph, Mathew (2011). Young adults and US healthcare reform: views and marketing strategy. Journal of Medical Marketing 11(4) 312-319. doi: 10.1177/1745790411428231. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/mrktentrpubs/5