ObamaCare’s Sex Problem

ObamaCare enrollment numbers indicate that it is failing to attract the required proportion of younger Americans (18-34) and skewing heavily toward middle age, especially middle age.

a woman and a man of the same age must be charged the same premium, and their policies must cover the same conditions–including maternity care for unmarried men (and women past childbearing age).

What it also means, however, is that women, like persons with pre-existing conditions, are more expensive to insure. It means, further, that if ObamaCare enrollees are disproportionately female–just as if they are disproportionately older–premiums will tend to go up for everybody.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal