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Ask Emily On Take Two: What happens when you turn 26 under Obamacare?


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Now it's time for our regular explainer "Ask Emily," about the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.  Chances are, many of you may have questions about how exactly the new law will affect you. 

Joining the show is Emily Bazar, senior writer for the California Healthcare Foundation Center for Health Reporting. She explains what happens to young adults when they turn 26 outside of their employers' open-enrollment period. In this case, Bazar says you'd be eligible for a "qualifying event" provision. But you have to make sure you apply for it in a timely manner,