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Exchanges post more numbers

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The Obama administration had “unnamed sources” tell the Associated Press over the weekend that consumers submitted a total of 476,000 applications for coverage through the state and federal public exchanges.

The sources didn’t reveal how many of the applications came through the state exchanges, how through the website (if any), and how many through other channels, such as the federal call centers.

The Obama administration hasn’t released any federal exchange plan enrollment data.

The exchange plan open enrollment period started Oct. 1 and is now set to end March 31.

Here is a sampling of the performance data that some state-based exchanges are reporting:

  • Colorado: The Connect for Health Colorado said it enrolled 305 people through 226 enrollment applications from Oct. 1 through Oct. 7. Residents created 18,174 accounts.
  • District of Columbia: The DC Health Link exchange said consumers submitted 1,112 applications for individual coverage during the first week of operations, including 517 applications from consumers who aren’t expecting Medicaid coverage or subsidies and 595 from consumers who hope to qualify for Medicaid or subsidies. The exchange also received eight complete applications for group coverage from small businesses. District residents have created 8,427 individual accounts and about 250 employer accounts.
  • Kentucky: The Kynect exchange said it’s enrolled 15,803 individuals in coverage as of Oct. 21. Residents started 45,096 individual coverage applications and completed 32,203. Businesses have started 378 group coverage applications.
  • Maryland: The Maryland Health Connection said the number of households that had enrolled in coverage through the exchange increased to about 2,393 as of Oct. 18, from 1,121 Oct. 10. State residents had credited 34,000 identity-verified exchange accounts.
  • Rhode Island: The HealthSource RI exchange said it processed a total of 951 applications during the week from Oct. 13 through Oct. 19. The exchange processed an average of 850 applications per week during its first two weeks of operations. Residents set up 1,764 accounts, down from an average of 3,740 per week during the first two weeks.

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