Colorado mirrors nation in health signups

5:59 PM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - Nearly a third of the Coloradans signing up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are 55 or older.

Thirty-two percent 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 percent of the enrollees. Nationally, that age group was just 24 percent.

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

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