Capitol Alert: Feds: More than 100K select health insurance plans in California

ccadelago@sacbee.comDecember 11, 2013 

Health Overhaul

The federal health care website, seen here, had numerous problems. Covered California, this state’s system, has not seen the breakdowns the federal site suffered.

JON ELSWICK — The Associated Press

About 107,000 Californians have obtained health insurance plans offered by the state's insurance marketplace, according to the latest figures Wednesday.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report that spans the launch of the exchange through November 30. Covered California has scheduled a more detailed airing of the figures Thursday.

The federal report showed a marked increase in enrollment nationwide since officials ironed out many of the kinks that have plagued activity on Healthcare.gov.

Some 364,682 people selected a plan during the first two months of the initial open enrollment period. The figures include people who have yet to pay their first premium.

For California, the report includes two days of duplicate activity - Nov. 1-2 -- that have yet to be verified by the state and were removed from the total. In all, 158,435 of the residents were eligible to enroll in a plan with financial assistance.

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