The Obama administration made an appeal in recent days to young uninsured singles: Half of the group may pay only $50 a month with subsidies for a health insurance policy.Created accounts! How encouraging for the Obama regime. No word yet on whether the Obama regime will enlist healthy and svelte Michael Moore to encourage ObamaCare.
Those ages 18 to 34 are crucial to holding down premiums by balancing older adults who typically have more medical problems and are much more likely to buy health insurance.
A month after the launch of the federal and state online insurance marketplaces, it's not clear whether enough young people will buy insurance, even if it looks like a deal. The reasons are manifold: They might not know about it, they might not want it, they might feel they can't afford it or they can't get past the glitches plaguing the online exchanges, according to health economists and other observers.
In Maryland, the young at least appear to be looking. State officials reported that about a third of the 46,000 people who have created accounts on its exchange are under 35 years old.
Monday, November 04, 2013
The Baltimore Sun reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 3:27 AM