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Feds say health site’s first week was a ’solid start’
USA Today

More than a half million people selected health plans during the first week of open enrollment on the federal insurance site HealthCare.gov, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday.

HealthCare.gov is used by consumers in 38 states that didn’t establish their own insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Of the 543,000 people who submitted applications and chose plans, 34% were new customers and 66% were re-enrolling, CMS said. Nearly 1.2 million people submitted applications for coverage.

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