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California health exchange enrolled 35,364 in October, data show
Los Angeles Times

In a pivotal market for President Obama’s healthcare law, more than 35,000 Californians signed up for private health plans through the state’s insurance exchange in October, federal officials said Wednesday.

In its first enrollment report, federal officials said California accounted for a third of health insurance enrollment nationwide under the Affordable Care Act. California’s total was more than double that of any other state.

Overall, 106,185 people signed up for private health insurance through the federal and state exchanges. Federal officials said an additional 79,519 people in California were deemed eligible for Medicaid for the period beginning Oct. 1 through Nov. 2.