November 19th, 2013
09:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare enrollments pick up steam but don't include many young people

(CNN) - Obamacare might be off to a slow start but it's starting to pick up steam, at least in states that are not using the beleaguered HealthCare.gov website.

For the past month, CNN has conducted a state-by-state survey to determine enrollment in the new insurance plans. As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 133,257 people had chosen new insurance plans in the 14 states with their own signup apparatuses. Nearly half of them were enrolled in the past two weeks.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. ED1

    Without the young people Obamacare is doomed as it should be wasted tax dollars again by people that voted for the bill without knowing what was in it.

    November 19, 2013 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    A reason for this could be that right now, under Obamacare, parents can keep their children in their insurance policies until the age of 26.
    If you have a job, not a Walmart type PT so we don't have to pay your insurance premiums, most reputable companies provide insurance for their employees.
    Some young people think they are invincible and they will never get sick or die. Then reality sinks in, cancer, broken bones, hereditary conditions and, oops, no insurance.

    November 20, 2013 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    It will take time, ultimately Everyone will enroll. ACA is a Law. Period. GOP garbage wants to sabotage this needed law. Pathetic. People are uneducated in USA and color blinded, they better shut up.

    November 20, 2013 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  4. TONE

    CNN- the ACA is picking up steam but does not include many young people
    How will there be a lot of young people when if you are 26 years old, and younger you can be covered by your parents seem like you are trying hard to down play progress.

    November 20, 2013 07:49 am at 7:49 am |