Health Insurance Sign-Ups Reach Almost 79K in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials say close to 79,000 Ohioans have picked health plans in the new insurance marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s health care law.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report Tuesday with the latest enrollment numbers covering Oct. 1 through March 1. Officials say 78,925 Ohioans have signed up for coverage ahead of the March 31 open enrollment deadline.

That number falls far short of the 152,000 Ohioans that the government projected would be enrolled by the end of February.

The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.

The report also said more than 193,000 Ohioans were found eligible to enroll in a marketplace plan.


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1 Comment

  • Kevin B.

    Sue is correct, doctors are the Third leading cause of death here in the US. I love how they act like like 79,000 is a decent but low number of people joining. in reality the Cleveland Browns stadium holds 81,000 people and the state of Ohio last census says there around 11.54 Million so that’s 0.6845 of a percent have joined the Obamacare plan. So, saying 79k have joined really isn’t even remotely successful at all once you see the numbers they leave out, at this rate one of two things will happen, it will be repealed or it will become mandatory to join under the threat of jail and or fines. Sadly, i think it will be the latter of the two.

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