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Moody’s Outlook Dour on ‘Young Invincibles’
Health Leaders Media

Despite assurances from the Obama Administration that growing numbers of “young invincibles” are signing up for coverage on the health insurance exchanges, skeptics including analysts at Moody’s Investors Service remain fearful that the risk pool will remain skewed towards older and sicker Americans.

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services released the latest enrollment figures for the exchanges through late Dec. 28. While the pace of the sign-ups increased about seven-fold in December—nearly 1.8 million people signed up for coverage that month—only about 24% of the new enrollees were in the coveted 18-34-year-old age group.