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White House releases enrollment numbers

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About 27,000 people have managed to sign up for private health insurance through one month into enrollment. has processed applications for a total of 210,190 people, including 183,396 who will be eligible for Medicaid or other government programs and 26,794 who are on track to enroll in private “qualified health plan” coverage.

Overall, Americans filed a total of 846,184 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange coverage applications. The applications include requests for coverage for a total of 1.5 million people.

HHS notes that the processed application figures include expected enrollees who haven’t yet made their first premium payment.

At the state-based exchanges, applicants have picked QHP plans for 79,391 individual people. The state-based exchanges have found 212,865 people to be eligible for Medicaid or other government plan coverage.

At the federal exchanges, about 13 percent of the enrollees seem to be likely to enroll in QHP coverage.

The overall exchange application totals include applications for 975,407 people who have been found to be eligible for coverage by have not yet selected a plan. 

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