Get PJ Media on your Apple

The PJ Tatler

by
Stephen Kruiser

Bio

March 11, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Mandate this.

Now concern seems to be focused on whether the various health plans will have enough healthy people in their mix of customers to keep premiums stable. And that has everyone looking at the percentage of younger enrollees, particularly those between ages 18 and 34. On average, young people have lower health care costs than older people.

February’s numbers looked OK, but not great when gauged that way. Of those signing up for insurance last month, 27 percent were in that coveted young adult demographic. That was up 3 percentage points from the first three months of open enrollment, but the same as January.

As a result, the percentage of young adults who have enrolled in insurance through the exchanges since they opened Oct. 1 remains at 25 percent.

Women are more numerous in the exchanges than men — 55 percent and 45 percent respectively. Some analysts have suggested that could pose a problem, since women tend to use more health care services.

The Idiot King is working overtime to get the younger demographic enrollment numbers up. As the end of March nears, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him doing keg stands at frat houses and referring to himself as “the skinny Kardashian”.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

Comments are closed.

All Comments   (2)
All Comments   (2)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
I'm still amused that the lady who is the 'poster child' for Healthcare.gov was tracked down and it was discovered that she wasn't an American citizen.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
"Healthy" != "Under 34"

However, that likely makes the numbers worse actuarially, because a young person with a chronic medical condition is much more likely to sign up for medical insurance, even inferior insurance such as the ACA plans. (With some conditions, you don't dare go without, and if you were among the canceled, the exchange is the only thing available.) So both the "younger" and "older" segments of the pool will average less healthy - regardless of their relative numbers.
31 weeks ago
31 weeks ago Link To Comment
View All