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Momentum high for state exchange as some demographics lag
Sacramento Bee

Two months into its launch, 109,296 Californians have enrolled in health coverage through the state’s new insurance marketplace, officials said Thursday.

The figures, which came a day after the latest federal release, show the exchange is steadily increasing enrollment even as it struggles to reach certain demographics.

In the first week of December, 144,000 Californians completed applications and 49,708 enrolled in a plan – a rate of 7,100 per day or 15 times the agency’s initial rate.

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