Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 2:10pm
For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. But, those luckless people - most in their 50s and 60 - have emerged this month as early winners under Obamacare. Along with their peers who are self-employed or whose jobs do not offer insurance, they have been signing up for coverage in large numbers. The federal government says those ages 55 to 64 make up 31 percent of new enrollees in the new health insurance marketplaces, the largest segment by age group.