6 Characteristics of the Newly Insured Under PPACA

Nearly 30 million uninsured Americans stand to gain coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report called "Health Insurance Exchanges: Long on Options, Short on Time," by PwC's Health Research Institute.

The institute analyzed databases from the U.S. Census Bureau and Congressional Budget Office to draw a portrait of the newly insured under the PPACA.

According to the report, the newly insured population will have the following characteristics:

•    Ninety-two percent will be in relatively good health.
•    Seventy-five percent will be white.
•    Sixty-one percent will have a high school degree or less.
•    Fifty-two percent will be single.
•    Forty-two percent will not be in the labor force.
•    Thirty percent will speak a language other than English.

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