The Obama administration is lagging behind its goals for attracting young people to the ObamaCare exchanges, according to newly released statistics.
Of those who signed up for health insurance through the ObamaCare insurance exchanges, less than 25 percent are between 18 and 34 years old. Experts predicted that the program will need roughly 40 percent of enrollees to be in that prime demographic in order to be fiscally solvent.
Administration officials, though, were upbeat in describing the numbers. They said they’re in a “solid place,” and noted that this age group makes up just 26 percent of the general population.
About 1.8 million people enrolled in new individual health plans through the law in December, bringing the total number of new enrollments through Dec.28 to about 2.2 million.
Monday’s report is the first time the government has released demographic data on the performance of President Obama’s signature health care overhaul.
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