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WellPoint, Inc.

Adolescents and young adults are more likely to be uninsured than any other age group. NIHCM convened a webinar in August 2010 during which a representative from WellPoint discussed the current level and rates of utilization of well- adolescent care as well as recent studies that have been done on the way that parents and adolescents view well check ups. Based on the recent research WellPoint gave guidelines and recommendations on how to increase the likelihood that adolescents would attend well check ups.

 

WellPoint’s webinar slides

 

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