Reaching the Young, Dealing with Medicaid Gap Remain Obstacles to Spreading Obamacare


MOBILE, Alabama – With a March deadline looming to enroll in a government-mandated health insurance plan or face financial penalties, advocacy groups in southwest Alabama are stepping up efforts to reach the uninsured – particularly young people.

Most uninsured people face a $95 penalty if they fail to obtain health insurance by March 31. Figures released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week show that the people in Alabama and across who have signed up through exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act have skewed older.

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