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State says 960,000 enrolled in health exchange

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NEW YORK— More than 960,000 New Yorkers signed up for health insurance through the state exchange, officials said Wednesday. About 94,000 of those finished applying in the two weeks after the original March 31 deadline, according to figures released by the exchange’s executive director, Donna Frescatore. That leaves the program about 140,000 shy of a goal of 1.1 million enrollees by 2016 — a sign of the public’s “tremendous interest” in it, Frescatore said. As ...


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mgrandysr
April 17, 2014
3:38 p.m.

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So approx 288,000 had coverage prior, and 525,000 signed up for medicaid. Which means they were probably eligable for medicaid before Obamacare. So that really leaves only about 147,000 new signups that will pay into the system. That doesn't seem too good to me. Can the service providers survive at that rate. I guess we will see.

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