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Nearly 2.8 million have signed up for health insurance through healthcare.gov; deadline December 15

Nearly 2.8 million people signed up for health insurance coverage through the federal healthcare.gov website during the first 25 days of Obamacare’s open enrollment, but the rate of sign-ups appears to have slowed, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The fourth week resulted in an increase of 504,181 sign-ups for plans, compared with the third week, when 798,829 people signed up.

The total number number is still higher than last year.

During the first 25 days, 2,781,260 signed up for coverage compared to the 2,137,717 people who had signed up in the first 26 days of last year.

Still, the shorter open enrollment period means they’ll need to accelerate sign-ups each day to match last year’s open enrollment.

Within the total sign-ups, 2,062,975 customers were renewing customers who already have a plan through the exchange and 718,285 are new customers.

See this NKyTribune story about how to sign up.

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