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Washington sees age drop in health care sign-ups
The Seattle PI ^ | 3/11/2014 | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHI

Posted on 03/11/2014 11:56:38 PM PDT by steve86

SEATTLE (AP) — The average age of people signing up for health insurance through the state of Washington exchange has dropped a little since the state began ramping up its marketing to those under 35, according to numbers released Tuesday by the federal government.

The statistics say people age 18 to 34 now represent 23 percent of sign-ups for private insurance through Washington Healthplanfinder. A similar report concerning sign-ups through December found 21 percent of enrollees in that age group.

A new ad campaign and in-person outreach at rock concerts and at ice hockey and roller derby matches might deserve some of the credit.

Open enrollment for buying private insurance through the exchange ends March 31. Washington is far from its goal of signing up 340,000 people by then. As of March 1, just over 107,000 had signed up for private insurance.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: aca; deathpanels; obamacare; washingtonstate
Roller Derby matches is where ya find em.
1 posted on 03/11/2014 11:56:38 PM PDT by steve86
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To: steve86

Only around 51% of the 100,000+ enrollees in private insurance had paid a premium last report I saw.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 12:06:18 AM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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RE: “Only around 51% of the 100,000+ enrollees in private insurance had paid a premium.”

That's not correct.

The wording is confusing, but it's explained in the footnotes.

As of 27 February 2014:

106,000 - Qualified Health Plan - Enrolled - Paid

78,000 - Qualified Health Plan - Enrolled - Not Paid

656,000 - Medicaid Total

Medicaid Specifics:

334,000 - Previously Covered - Renewal

109,000 - Previously Eligible - Enrolled First Time

213,000 - Previously Not Eligible - Now Eligible Under New Rules

3 posted on 03/12/2014 1:01:10 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: steve86

People are being threatened with the IRS and fines... All these stories talk about it as if the sign-ups were voluntary...


4 posted on 03/12/2014 4:18:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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“All these stories talk about it as if the sign-ups were voluntary...”

Don’t worry; the people that are paying will see it as the new tax that it is. For the rest, it is just another freebie (so they’ll continue voting the Bolshevik line).


5 posted on 03/12/2014 4:36:13 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: zeestephen

No, I was correct. I said it was the last I read, and it was. Your data from the state is more recent and naturally, shows a higher paid rate. I don’t follow the stats closely any more.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 12:36:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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