30% Of ACA Sign-Ups Are Young, White House Says

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 4:02 PM EST) -- Young Americans represented 30 percent of the 2.2 million consumers who found coverage through Affordable Care Act marketplaces during their first three months, suggesting healthy shoppers may enroll in sufficient numbers to keep insurer costs from soaring, the Obama administration said Monday.

While short of administration targets, the enthusiasm so far among people under age 35 seems to indicate that the desired mix of enrollees is within reach. About 46 percent of all sign-ups should be younger than 35 to maintain a stable market, according to the...
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