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  •  Small numbers in the individual market (7+ / 0-)

    It turns out that half of the customers in the individual market are in it for 6 months or less. Here's the breakdown from the Washington Post:

    Less than 6 months:    48.2 percent
    6-12 months:               16.3 percent
    13-18 months:             13.7 percent
    19-24 months:               4.8 percent
    More than 24 months:   17  percent
    Digby's take:
    Of the already small percentage of Americans who aren't covered by Medicare, the VA or their employer's insurance policy, only half of them have to buy private insurance for more than 6 months. The turnover in that market is already very high so "keeping your policy if you like it" isn't even relevant for most people. Most are only dealing with this market temporarily anyway.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 10:07:51 AM PST

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