Skip to comments.Health care signups: More older Americans so far
Posted on 01/13/2014 6:40:13 PM PST by artichokegrower
It's an older, costlier crowd that's signing up so far for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to government figures released Monday. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from rising.
Young adults from 18 to 34 are only 24 percent of total enrollment, the administration said in its first signup figures broken down for age, gender and other details. With the HealthCare.gov website now working, the figures cover the more than 2 million Americans who had signed up for government-subsidized private insurance through the end of December in new federal and state markets.
Enrolling young and healthy people is important because they generally pay more into the system than they take out, subsidizing older adults. While 24 percent is not a bad start, say independent experts, it should be closer to 40 percent to help keep premiums down.
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So this is going to work how?
I can see November from my house.
Yet another thing the stupid, neanderthal, knuckle-dragger Republicans predicted while the gleeful, carefree, optimistic, and progressive Democrats thought it would go some other way. Just because, you know.
But they’re the smart ones. Just ask ‘em.
Basically, Obama’s most enthusiastic young supporters have to get out there and sign up for the system to work. Why haven’t they? Have those bad Republican bullies got them frightened and intimidated? /s ;)
I want to know how many citizens have signed up who are paying customers.
The premiums that need to be kept low are already too high. Scrap it, and let all the people who need Obama to help them with their healthcare get on a Walmart plan. It’s cheaper and better.
Why havent they?
They can barely pay for their rent, food, gasoline...
In the same way that that the knuckle-dragging racist Republicans caused global warming by fighting the people who know beyond any possible doubt that it is fact of nature, they reached out to the younger generation and convinced them that 0bama’s black half would flim-flam them for their health premiums.