Capsules: Study: It’s All Healthy People — Not Just Young Adults — Who Are Critical To ACA Success

Now on Kaiser Health News’ blog, Jay Hancock writes: "Pushing back against those who warn that low levels of younger subscribers could threaten coverage sold under the health law, analysts for the Kaiser Family Foundation say enrollment of young adults 'is not as important as conventional wisdom suggests.' Even if insurance pools contain only 25 percent young adults rather than the hoped-for 40 percent, medical claims and other costs would exceed premium revenue by only about 2.4 percent, they estimate. That’s far below the kind of loss that would lead to an unsustainable spiral of huge premium increases and fewer and fewer subscribers, they say" (Hancock, 12/17). Check out what else is on the blog.

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