HEALTH REFORM: Young Adults May Be Key to Making It All Work
The health reform law also allows young adults under age 30 and some other people with limited incomes to buy what's called a "catastrophic" health plan. These plans have lower premiums but higher deductibles and provide protection against a major illness or accident.
Byrd, the young asthma sufferer, understands the importance of having insurance and doesn't intend to drag his heels.
"I'm learning as I get older to take these things more seriously," he said.