Skip to comments.Washington sees age drop in health care sign-ups
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.
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Only around 51% of the 100,000+ enrollees in private insurance had paid a premium last report I saw.
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
334,000 - Previously Covered - Renewal
109,000 - Previously Eligible - Enrolled First Time
213,000 - Previously Not Eligible - Now Eligible Under New Rules
People are being threatened with the IRS and fines... All these stories talk about it as if the sign-ups were voluntary...
“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).
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.