Covered California

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December 12, 2013

Two months into its launch, 109,296 Californians have enrolled in health coverage through the state’s new insurance marketplace, officials said Thursday.

The figures, which came a day after the latest federal release, show the exchange is steadily increasing enrollment even as it struggles to reach certain demographics.

In the first week of December, 144,000 Californians completed applications and 49,708 enrolled in a plan – a rate of 7,100 per day or 15 times the agency’s initial rate.

“We are seeing momentum,” said Peter V. Lee, the executive director of Covered California.

The exchange wants to enroll 500,000 to 70,000 subsidy-eligible individuals before April.

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