Over 828,000 Californians have signed up for private coverage through the state’s online health care exchange, state officials announced Wednesday.
The Hill: “California announced Wednesday that it has beat its 2014 ObamaCare enrollment goals with roughly five weeks left before the first sign-up period closes.”
“California’s exchange has been the most successful in the country since its launch last fall. Eighty percent of enrollees have paid their first premium, and about one quarter are 34 years old or younger, the system reported this week.”
California is critical to the success of President Obama’s health care rollout. As noted by the New York Times, the state is “home to about 15 percent of the nation’s uninsured [and] accounted for more than 20 percent of the 3.3 million people who enrolled in plans nationwide under the new law … during the first four months of open enrollment.”