Young Invincibles’ Statement on Covered California’s 2013 Enrollment Numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 14, 2014

Contact: Riana King, riana.king@younginvincibles.org, 213.221.7326

Young Invincibles’ Statement on Covered California’s 2013 Enrollment Numbers

According to Covered California’s New Report, One in Four Enrollees are Between the Ages of 18 to 34

[SACRAMENTO, Calif.]- According to a report from Covered California, young Californians continue to enthusiastically sign up for health care coverage. 32 percent of private insurance enrollees in California are under the age of 35, and 25 percent of enrollees are between the ages of 18 and 34.

Linda Leu, California Policy and Research Director at Young Invincibles, released the following statement on today’s announcement:

“Today Covered California announced that over 500,000 Californians successfully enrolled by the end of 2013. With 28 percent of young Californians lacking insurance, we are especially excited that over 125,000 of enrollees are between the ages of 18 and 34, proving that young adults are engaged and excited about their new options under the Affordable Care Act.

In Massachusetts’ enrollment experience, we saw a sharp increase in the number of young adult sign-ups near the end of the enrollment period. With young Californians representing 25 percent of those who gained coverage, we are seeing the beginnings of this upward trend in youth enrollment in California. We’re excited to build on this momentum as we continue our outreach and education efforts in the months ahead.”

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Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young adults, ages 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation. Young Invincibles ensures that young adults are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis, and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo.

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