1. Founder, Georgia Medicare Plans, Atlanta,GA
    In most states a 17 year old individual cannot obtain health insurance on their own. They can be added as a dependent to their parents plan.

    A few states do offer "child only" health insurance plans but most don't. Prior to Obamacare any child under 19 could have their own policy.
    Answered on May 16, 2013
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    James Kamphenkel
    In Minnesota, none of the standard insurers will write stand alone health coverage on a 17 year old.  However, the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association - which has long been in existence specifically to provide real health insurance coverage for those who cannot obtain it in the standard market - would accept the 17 year old. 
    Answered on May 17, 2013

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