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Covered California Enrollment Hits 1.6 Million

More than 820,000 people have selected a Covered California health insurance plan through the Golden State’s public marketplace through the first two weeks of February, exceeding the state’s open enrollment goal through March 31 of 700,000 enrollees for 2014, officials said Wednesday.

The data released by Covered California also updated the total number of enrollees as of Jan. 31. More than 1.6 million Californians selected a plan including those who enrolled in low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid expansion. In the first two weeks of February alone, more than 100,000 Californians selected a health insurance plan.