Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Facts for Students

Obamacare and Students

Four ways students who need health insurance can get covered under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


Updated: 2020-12-13

Under Obamacare, students who are U.S. citizens or legal residents have several options for getting covered under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

  • Stay on your parents health insurance until you turn 26.
  • Stay on your college or university’s health coverage.
  • Get health insurance through an employer.
  • Buy individual insurance.

For more information about each of these options, select your state from the list on this page.

Jurisdictional relevance: US

Legal Consumer - Law. The content of this article pertains to all US states and counties.


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