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Five things to know about ACA enrollment challenges for ‘young invincibles’


Kimberly Leonard

The “young invincibles” live up to their name. They don’t think they’ll get sick or hurt, and so they take bigger risks than most people, including the risk of going without health insurance. Because of this, they have posed a challenge for insurers and the Obama administration.

Young, healthy Americans are a crucial demographic to the success of the Affordable Care Act. Their participation in Obamacare exchanges is important to help balance out the cost of older enrollees more likely to get sick and need medical care more often.

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