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It’s only one study based on the health data of one unnamed state. But if the results of the Truven Health Analytics study are at all typical of the general population, then insurers offering coverage through health care reform exchanges should be braced for some very high utilization numbers by an unexpectedly older consumer population.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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