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More Log On To N.H.'s New Health Care Website

More than 200 people have sought assistance signing up for affordable health care on CoveringNewHampshire.org, the state’s Health Insurance Marketplace website -- since it went online on December 24th.  

The website helps consumers sign up for health insurance on the federal website, healthcare.gov.  It got off to a late start after Republican lawmakers refused federal money to build it.  But, project leader Karen Hicks says, people are logging in despite the late launch and holiday distractions:

Traffic has been substantial given when we launched it, we’ve had a couple hundred people sign up to get more information, which means that many more people have cruised around on it.

Hicks says overall, Granite Staters have a general understanding of the new health care law, but many don’t realize they are eligible for subsidies. 

Although the the deadline for coverage beginning January 1 has passed,  enrollment for plans beginning later in 2014 will be open through March 31st.

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