Pennsylvania insurance sign-ups double since Feb.

Written by The Associated Press | May 1, 2014 3:31 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law almost doubled after February, and soundly beat the government's expectations.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released a report with the figures for all states through March 31, including people who finished their enrollment process in April.

It shows that about 318,000 Pennsylvanians signed up for coverage through the federally run online insurance marketplace, up from nearly 160,000 at the end of February. That's one in five Pennsylvanians who are estimated to have been uninsured.

U.S. Census figures say 1.5 million out of 12.8 million Pennsylvanians were uninsured in 2012.

The Obama administration initially had projected 206,000 signups during the enrollment period for the year, which began Oct. 1.

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