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Covered California touts early enrollment, but there’s a cloud on the horizon
Sacramento Business Journal

Covered California has signed up more than 34,000 new individuals for health benefits since open enrollment started Nov. 1, exchange officials said Thursday. That’s about 2,000 a day and “very strong enrollment” for so early in the sign-up period that extends through Jan. 31, said executive director Peter Lee. But there’s a cloud on the horizon. UnitedHealth Group lowered its profit estimates Thursday, blaming expected losses on individual business sold through state insurance exchanges.