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Health care signups: California outpaces U.S.
San Francisco Chronicle

In the first month after the Affordable Care Act went into effect, Californians accounted for about a third of those who signed up nationwide, according to numbers released Wednesday. The rate of enrollment in the state-run health exchange also increased in November, with more than 24,000 additional signups in the past two weeks.

Covered California, the state’s exchange, released figures Wednesday covering the period of Oct. 1 through Tuesday. They showed more than 35,000 Californians had signed up as of Nov. 2, accounting for nearly a third of the nation’s total enrollees during that period.