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Covered California enrollment numbers hit 1.4 million, lower than target
Los Angeles Business Journal

Nearly 500,000 new consumers signed up for insurance and picked a health plan through Covered California through Feb. 22, executive director Peter Lee announced at the exchange board meeting Thursday. Another 944,000 renewed coverage for 2015 before the end of last year for total enrollment in the individual marketplace of more than 1.4 million. That’s lower than the program target of 1.7 million, but more sign-ups are expected in the current special enrollment period through April 30 for people who claim they were unaware of the new tax penalty for foregoing insurance.