PPACA enrollment likely to exceed target

Although the Dec. 15 enrollment deadline for health coverage through the public exchange system has barely passed, tea leaf readers are releasing forecasts about how many Americans will purchase coverage in 2015 based on the activity.

Among them: consulting firm Avalere Health, which has been crunching data related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and spitting out forecasts and analyses for some time now.

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Annual Survey of Americans’ Views on Health Care and the ACA Finds Nearly Half of Remaining Uninsured are Unaware of the Individual Mandate or of the Exchanges

Forty-four percent of remaining uninsured population falls in the 18-34 age range

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — While the percentage of Americans without health insurance has fallen from 22 to 15 percent over the past 11 months, a new Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the national non-profit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) found that nearly half (46 percent) of those who remain uninsured have still not heard of the individual mandate, and 43 percent have not heard of the Exchanges where they may be eligible to purchase health insurance.

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