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Less than 900 WI residents signed up for Obamacare in October


MADISON (WKOW) -- Only 877 people in Wisconsin successfully signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace during the first month of open enrollment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its first set of enrollment numbers for PPACA on Wednesday, which show that a total of 26,794 people got health insurance through the federal marketplace that serves 27 states, including Wisconsin.  Florida saw the highest number of people enroll through the federal marketplace, with 3,571.

15 states that set up their own health insurance exchanges had much better enrollment numbers, with 79,391 people signing up for plans.  California led the way with 35,364 people who successfully enrolled, while New York saw 16,404 sign up for health insurance.



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