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Pennsylvania insurance sign-ups double since Feb.

May 1, 2014
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law almost doubled after February.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report Thursday with the figures for all states through March 31, including people who finished up their enrollment process in April.

It shows that 318,000 Pennsylvanians have signed up for coverage through the federally run online insurance marketplace, up from nearly 160,000 at the end of February. That's one in five Pennsylvanians who are estimated to have been uninsured.

U.S. Census figures say 1.5 million out of 12.8 million Pennsylvanians were uninsured in 2012.

Federal officials are unable to say how many of those who signed up were previously uninsured. Enrollment for the year began Oct. 1 and ended March 31.



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