Recapping the day's news and newsmakers through the lens of CNBC.
Who's signing up for Obamacare? So far, the federal government is mum on the subject, but Kentucky has just released some details on its enrollments. Nearly 60 percent of enrollees are women, and the bulk of those signing up are poor or previously uninsured.
But the surprising fact is that the most popular plan is the mid-priced Silver Plan, with 39 percent of enrollees. Second is the pricey platinum plan, with 30 percent. Then comes the gold plan, between silver and platinum, with 17 percent. The cheapest plan, bronze, got just 12 percent. About 41 percent of those signing up are under 35. That's something the insurers and Obamacare supporters should like, because premium payments from healthy young people can help keep costs down for everyone else.
"Let's face it, for a lot of things women are more conscientious than men ... a lot of men may go two or three years and not go to the doctor."—James Brasfield, professor of management and health services for the Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University