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ACA sign-ups in Pa. jump 30 percent in February

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 11, 2014 3:13 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law rose by 30 percent in February, a total now equal to one in 10 Pennsylvanians who are estimated

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to have been uninsured.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report today with the figures for all states through March 1.

It shows that nearly 160,000 Pennsylvanians have signed up for coverage through the federally run online insurance marketplace, up from about 123,700 at the end of January.

However, federal officials are unable to say how many of those who signed up were previously uninsured. Enrollment for the year began Oct. 1 and ends March 31.

About 1.5 million out of 12.8 million Pennsylvanians were uninsured in 2012, according to U.S. Census figures.

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