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Young adult enrollment in health care marketplaces lag
Sacramento Bee

Halfway through the six-month enrollment period for private marketplace health insurance, just one in four new adult enrollees are between ages 18 and 34, the crucial demographic group whose participation rates are key to keeping monthly premiums affordable under Obamacare.

In the first release of extensive demographic data about the new enrollee population, the Obama administration said Monday that 55 percent, or roughly 1.2 million of the nearly 2.2 million people who’ve selected a federal or state marketplace plan, are generally older adults, ranging in age from 45 to 64.