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ATLANTA -- New federal figures show only 106,000 people signed up for coverage in new Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges as of Nov. 2, and just 1,390 of them are in Georgia, reports Georgia Health News.
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The figures, released Wednesday, provide the first official enrollment data since the Oct. 1 launch of the troubled website HealthCare.gov -- the portal for individuals without government or job-based coverage to obtain a health plan.
Just one quarter of the 106,000 enrollees came through the federal website that's used by 36 states, including Georgia.
But even with fewer than 1,500 signed on in Georgia, the state is the fifth-highest among those states, after Florida (3,571), Texas (2,991), Pennsylvania (2,207) and North Carolina (1,662).
The figures represent individuals who have selected health plans, whether or not they have actually paid for them.
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)