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Not Enough Young People Signing Up for Obamacare

About 40% of the enrollment would need to be young people in order to keep premiums down, experts say.

President Barack Obama. Patch file photo.
President Barack Obama. Patch file photo.

Those who are enrolling in government-subsidized private insurance through Obamacare are much grayer than what experts say is needed.

In order to keep premiums down, more young adults between 18 and 34 would need to sign up. As of now, only 24 percent of the total enrollment is in that age group. Experts say that needs to increase to about 40 percent, reported the Associated Press.

The biggest group who have signed up are in the more costly 55 to 64 age group. They make up 33 percent of enrollment.

If enrollment stays the same, experts warn that plan premiums and taxpayer costs per enrollee will increase. 

Read the full Associated Press article here.

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