150,000 Georgians enrolled in Obamacare

(WXIA) -- Nearly 150,000 Georgia residents signed up for plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace during 2014 open enrollment, according to data released Wednesday.

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said 149,465 people will be covered by 107,581 plans.

"Many Georgians completed the application process by the deadline, but have yet to pay for the coverage," Hudgens added, noting that as of Mar. 31, insurers received 221,604 applications from Georgia.

Those who signed up will receive health plans from one of five insurers -- Alliant, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Kaiser or Peach State.

In 2013, the Georgia Department of Insurance estimated approximately 400,000 Georgians would lose their health plans because those policies failed to meet mandates of the Affordable Care Act.

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