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Covered California enrollment so far mostly older, sick people
Sacramento Business Journal

Covered California enrolled 30,830 individuals in its new insurance marketplace during October, health benefit exchange officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

The program had expected to release its numbers Thursday, but scrambled to do it earlier after federal officials jumped ahead with their own report. Some of the numbers are different. The federal tally put California at 35,364 — more than all 36 states in the entire federal exchange combined — but this tally extended through Nov. 2, Covered California chief Peter Lee explained in a press call.