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N.Y. Health Exchange Reports 591,000 New Yorkers Now Enrolled

New York State’s new health exchange reports more than 908,000 New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while more than 591,000 of them have now enrolled for specific coverage. The state’s health department says enrollment for individual and family coverage …

Delaware Officials: About 7,000 Enrollments in Health Insurance Exchange

Delaware state officials say about 7,000 Delawareans have chosen private insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act. Delaware’s Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf told the state Health Care Commission on Thursday that 6,994 people had selected plans …

In Virginia, 74,000-Plus Enrolled in Health Plans Through Insurance Marketplace

More than 74,000 Virginians have enrolled in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace. Figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1, 28 percent of those in Virginia who selected …

In Penn., ACA Exchange Sign-Ups Top 100K Mark as Website Troubles Subside

More than 123,000 Pennsylvanians have selected an insurance plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website have subsided, the U.S. government said Wednesday, although tens of thousands more who might be eligible for Medicaid …

N.Y. Health Exchange: 697K New Yorkers Completed Applications

New York State’s new health exchange reports nearly 697,000 New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while more than 412,000 of them have now enrolled for specific coverage. The health department says enrollment for individual and family coverage since October …

N.Y. Health Insurer to Give Thousands of Customers 3 Weeks Free Coverage

Thousands of New York consumers who faced enrollment problems will get three weeks of free coverage from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the agreement follows a Department of Financial Services probe into complaints about …

N.Y. Health Exchange Says Nearly 381,000 New Yorkers Enrolled

The state’s new health exchange reports more than 657,000 New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while nearly 381,000 of them have enrolled for specific coverage. The health department says enrollment for individual and family coverage since October includes 241,242 …

More than 116K Kentuckians Enroll for Health Insurance Through Kynect

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth’s kynect website. Since Thanksgiving week, enrollments are up nearly 93 percent overall and 169 percent for private health insurance. More than one …

Mass., Vt. Take Action Against Health Insurance Website Developer

Massachusetts and Vermont are withholding payments and considering legal options against the contractor that set up the states’ problem-plagued health insurance websites. Massachusetts has paid $11 million of its $69 million contract with CGI Group, a Montreal-based information technology company. …

Obama’s Health Care Promise Is 2013 Top Quote, Yale Univ. Librarian Says

President Barack Obama’s acknowledgement that his promise that Americans could keep their health insurance plan turned out to be inaccurate topped this year’s list of best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian. Other notable quotations on Fred Shapiro’s eighth-annual …