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Thousands Of Illinoisans Continue To Sign Up For “Obamacare”

Posted by wlpo on February 13, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – More than 88,000 Illinoisans signed up for private health insurance during the first four months of the nation’s new insurance marketplace system. That’s just about what federal officials had projected for the state’s enrollment by this point.

A federal report says 88,602 Illinoisans selected plans through the new marketplace from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1. That number nearly matches the Obama administration’s original goal of 88,660 Illinoisans by the end of January.

A statewide marketing campaign is underway to boost the numbers even higher. Technical problems with the HealthCare.gov website during the first three months kept many people from signing up.

The administration set a goal of signing up 7 million people nationwide by March 31.

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