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State trailing in signup for health care

Wisconsin continues to lag behind in the number of people signing up for health insurance, through the federal exchanges.

Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin says they need more young people to buy a policy. He says the state has a lot of older people signing up, but not many young people. He says if that doesn't change, rates will likely go up next year, because older people have more health issues, and younger people balance out the costs.

The report shows that in Wisconsin, only 20 percent of people between 18 and 34 have signed up for coverage. The national average is 25 percent.

posted : February, 13th by WHBY


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