Enrollments Grow in TX, Where Uninsured Rates Are High

Texas enrollments in the online insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act rose nearly eightfold in December, according to 2013 figures that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Monday.

Texas ranks third in the number of 2013 enrollments following the troubled launch of healthcare.gov on Oct. 1. As of Dec. 28, nearly 120,000 Texans had purchased coverage in the federal marketplace, up from 14,000 one month before. 

The number represents a tiny fraction of the uninsured in Texas, which has a higher percentage of people without health coverage than any other state ...

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