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Exchange enrollment sees limited progress with youth, minorities
Modern Healthcare

Nearly 11.7 million consumers have now elected or were automatically re-enrolled into plans on federally operated or state-based insurance exchanges, while the percentage of under-35 enrollees was essentially unchanged from the prior year, said HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and other agency officials Tuesday.That figure includes 8.84 million using the HealthCare.gov platform and 2.85 million in 14 state-based exchanges. The total is expected to increase because a special enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 is scheduled to help consumers avoid tax penalties for not obtaining health insurance coverage this year.

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