Colorado mirrors nation in health signups

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER, Colo. (AP) Nearly a third of the Coloradans signing up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are 55 or older.

32% of the 50,000 Coloradans who signed up between Oct. 1 and Dec. 28 were aged 55 to 64. That's in line with other states. On Monday the Obama administration released age and gender breakdowns for more than 2 million Americans who had enrolled for government-subsidized private insurance by the end of December.

In Colorado, young adults from 18-34 made up 22% of the enrollees. Nationally, that age group was just 24%.

Colorado's gender breakdown also mirrors the nation. Women in Colorado were 53% of those signing up, compared to the national figure of 54%.

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