Covered California: Older Jump In First, But Officials Buoyed By Number Of Young Enrollees

Kaiser Health News staff writers Anna Gorman and Sarah Varney report: "In a state considered crucial to the success of Obamacare, older people have enrolled in California’s new health insurance marketplace in large numbers as expected, but younger people also have showed up in force. About 56 percent of Californians who signed up for coverage in October are over 45 and nearly 23 percent of the enrollees are between 18 and 34 years old, according to data released Thursday at the Covered California board meeting in Sacramento. The older enrollees make up a higher percentage than in the state’s total population, while the proportion of younger consumers more or less match their makeup state" (Gorman and Varney, 11/22). Read the story.

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