50K in Tenn. enroll through health marketplace

50K in Tenn. enroll through health marketplace (Image 1)
50K in Tenn. enroll through health marketplace (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than 50,000 Tennesseans have signed up for coverage under the new health insurance exchange established under President Barack Obama's law.

According to nationwide statistics released Monday, more than 2 million people had enrolled through the end of the year.

Three out of every four people eligible for the exchange also qualified for financial subsidies.

Two out of three enrollees selected the mid-level “silver” plan.

Adults from ages 55 to 64 were 35 percent of the total, while young adults between 18 and 34 made up just 24 percent.

Independent experts say that total needs to be closer to 40 percent to control costs.

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