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6 Million Enrollees In Sight, Some Analysts Say

Three million of those enrollees alone are in California, while Georgia enrollment moves up slightly to more than 177,000.

USA Today: Analysts Say 6 Million Health Care Enrollees In Sight
The government will meet -- and possibly exceed -- its goal of 6 million people enrolled in insurance through the federal and state health exchanges by the March 31 deadline, analysts said Wednesday (Kennedy, 3/26).

Kaiser Health News: 3 Million And Counting: Final Push Underway To Enroll Californians In Health Plans
With just days to go before the formal March 31 deadline, hundreds of events are taking place around the state to enroll residents through Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace. Officials recognize they won’t reach everyone but are trying to create a sense of urgency, especially in areas like the Inland Empire and the San Joaquin Valley where the pace of enrollment has been slower (Gorman, 3/27).

Georgia Health News: Georgia Enrollment Edges Up; Feds Relax Deadline
State insurance officials said Wednesday that 177,668 Georgians have completed applications for coverage in the health exchange as of March 15. That number, reported by health insurers in the state, reflects a recent surge in enrollees from the latest figures released by the federal government. As of the end of February, federal officials said, Georgia’s exchange enrollment totaled 139,371. The Office of state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens also said Wednesday that of the Georgia enrollees, 144,665 had paid premiums for their new coverage (Miller, 3/26).

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