About 1,700 Idahoans have exchange insurance

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by John Miller / Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 7:21 PM

BOISE -- Enrollment in Idaho's insurance exchange accelerated in November as the federal government raced to fix software problems that had hampered operations during the first month.

In all, 1,730 people have purchased health care plans available through Your Health Idaho through Nov. 30.

The figure, announced Wednesday, was about five times the 338 people who managed to select plans during the exchange's first month.

The numbers in Idaho are similar to the national trend.

Enrollment statistics from the Health and Human Services Department showed 364,682 people have signed up for private coverage as of Nov. 30 under the federal health law.

Although that's more than three times the October total, it's less than one-third of the 1.2 million people officials had originally projected would enroll nationwide by the end of November.

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