Far more Californians than expected have bought plans through the state health insurance exchange. How sick they are will factor into next year’s prices.
By Chad Terhune
March 30, 2014, 5:00 a.m.
After months of head counts for Obamacare, it is the medical bills that will start to matter now.
Even before enrollment closes Monday, California has far exceeded its initial goals for signing up people under the Affordable Care Act. Although the sheer volume of 1.1 million policyholders is impressive for a brand new government program, the number of sicker patients is what’s likely to draw the most attention.
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