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Covered California: 45,000 signed up in San Diego
San Diego Union-Tribune

More than 45,000 people in San Diego County purchased health plans from the state’s health insurance exchange through the end of December, according to data released Friday.

About 84 percent, or 37,882, of that number qualified for income-based subsidies through exchange operator Covered California, while 7,199 bought plans at full price.

Janice Collins, a spokeswoman for Scripps Health in San Diego, said Covered California business is starting to pick up.