Young People Struggle To Get Medical Treatment While Maintaining Confidentiality

NPR (4/15) reports in its “Shots” blog that “studies show that young people often hesitate to get certain types of medical care, such as mental and behavioral health care, birth control and sexual health screenings, because they don’t want their parents to find out through insurance statements.” Several states are working to rectify the problem “but none has a foolproof solution.” Abigail English, president of the Center for Adolescent Health and the Law, says the “issue of maintaining confidentiality while a dependent is one that has existed for a long time” and is just now receiving attention because of the increase in dependents under the ACA.

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— “When Keeping A Secret Trumps The Need For Care,” Maanvi Singh, National Public Radio, April 15, 2015.

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