(Bloomberg) About 70% of Obamacares customers are 35 years of age or older, indicating that U.S. health care overhaul is initially attracting a less healthy population that may drive up insurance premiums.
The federal- and state-run insurance exchanges signed up 2.2 million people for private health plans in the three months ended Dec. 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a report released on January 13. About 24% were 18- to 34-year-olds, and about one-third were 55 or older.
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