Latest Obamacare Enrollment Numbers: It’s Not All Bad
Posted at 5 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2014
The latest Obamacare enrollment numbers were released on Monday. Despite the surge in overall enrollment during the last three months of 2013 to more than 2.1 million, the focus has been on the low number of young enrollees.
The Hill: “Only 24 percent of ObamaCare’s enrollees are young people, according to the new data, well below the 40 percent benchmark set by the administration for the critical 18- to 34-year-old age group.”
The Wall Street Journal: “There’s no way to spin it: Youth enrollment has been a bust so far,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio).
The good news: The rate of young enrollees is accelerating at an impressive clip.