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Obamacare’s national enrollment looks OK, but states matter more
Southern California Public Radio

With this year’s deadline to register for individual health insurance just a weekend away, much attention is being lavished on two numbers — the 6 million Americans who have signed up so far, and the percentage of those folks who are (or aren’t) young.

But experts say the national numbers actually don’t mean very much.

“These are really state-based markets,” says Caroline Pearson, vice president at Avalere Health, a consulting firm based in Washington D.C.  Because each insurance market is run within each individual state, big numbers in some states can’t make up for shortfalls in others.

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