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Report: Young Adults Among Health Care Enrollees


BOSTON (AP) — About 29 percent of those who successfully enrolled in health care plans through Massachusetts’ troubled website were young adults ages 18 to 34.

That’s according to a new report by the Obama administration on first year of the health care overhaul.

Fewer than 32,000 Massachusetts residents were able to enroll in new plans that meet the requirements of the federal law due to failures in the state’s website — far short of the goal of 250,000.

State health officials said despite the troubles they were able to help more than 200,000 additional residents by placing them into a transitional coverage program or moving them into MassHealth through an expansion of Medicaid.

The federal report said without the website obstacles, those enrolled in a qualified health plan through the Massachusetts Health Connector could have topped 300,000.


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