Young adults just entering the market for health insurance on and state-operated insurance exchanges are not receiving the kind of education they need to make informed choices, according to research conducted by clinicians at the University of Pennsylvania.

The research, which followed 33 well-educated young adults in the Philadelphia area, was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study represents the full data set of research the team began publicizing late in 2014 in an effort to improve the decision tools available on the federal insurance exchange site.

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