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Q: Middle-aged Americans first in line for health insurance, new numbers showSource: NBC News

Government officials confirmed on Monday that more than 2 million people have signed up for private health insurance on the new government websites, but just under a quarter of them are the presumably healthy young adults needed to make the plans profitable.

The official report on December signups confirms the 2.2 million number leaked by a White House official on Dec. 31. The “scrubbed” numbers released by the Health and Human Services Department also paint a picture of just who’s signing up — and it’s overwhelmingly middle-aged people looking for government subsidies.

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