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More Than 16K In New Hampshire Sign Up Under Health Law



The Obama administration says about 5,000 more New Hampshire residents selected a health plan through the new federal insurance market last month.

Figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show 16,863 New Hampshire residents signed up from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1. The total at the end of December was 11,446.

Nationally, nearly 3.3 million people have signed up for private insurance under the health care law.

As was the case nationally, more women selected plans than men in New Hampshire, and nearly three-quarters have gotten financial help. At 36 percent, adults between 55 and 64 made up the largest age group. Less than 10 percent were between the ages of 18 and 25.



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