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Fri, May 09

Obamacare enrollees older, sicker than insurer forecast

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina officials said Thursday that they found that the people who enrolled in the individual Affordable Care Act plans it sold on the online health exchanges were older and sicker than expected.

That may mean higher rates for Affordable Care Act plans in the future, said Barbara Morales Burke, the insurer’s vice president of health policy.

“(It’s) a concern when we think about future premiums,” she said.

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