Health-insurance sign-ups by young adults are off pace seen as key to new law’s success
Amy Goldstein and Sandhya SomashkeharYoung adults account for slightly less than one-fourth of the Americans who signed up for health plans during the initial three months of federal and state insurance marketplaces — fewer so far than the government has said will be needed to make the economics of the new exchanges work.
The figures, part of a monthly progress report on the marketplaces that was issued Monday, offer the first glimpse into whether the health plans available under the Affordable Care Act are becoming provinces of the old and sick or are managing to attract young, healthy people who have not previously considered insurance worthwhile.
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"Health-insurance sign-ups by young adults are off pace seen as key to new law’s success", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/health-insurance-sign-ups-by-young-adults-are-off-pace-seen-as-key-to-new-law-s-success