NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted

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Submitted: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:44am
Updated: Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:53am

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The Obama administration says North Carolina’s marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip.

A new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said just over 200,000 people had selected a health insurance policy by March 1. That’s more than half the nearly 391,000 eligible to enroll in a plan sold on a federally run marketplace.

North Carolina trailed only four other states in enrollment with a deadline looming at the end of March to buy coverage or face a penalty.

The number of people enrolled so far in North Carolina outstrip federal projections from before the start of the enrollment period that almost 153,000 people would sign up for policies by the end of February.

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  • taxpayer says:

    Howard Rourke. Obamacare has nothing to do with healthcare…it’s all about transitioning to a single-payer system. That “hope & change” you voted for has yet to bite you in the arse…but bend over, ’cause it’s coming.

  • North Carolina is one of the leading sign up states for Obamacare? Good news for decent folk that need heath care. To bad so many vote against their own interest! Obama care will be a success despite the whining opposition.

  • Karen B says:

    Been signed up since the beginning of January. Still have not recieved our BCBS cards, much less the “Welcome Kit” though they verify we are insured. Phone calls have produced nothing.

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