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More Than 18K Montanans Sign Up For Insurance
86 percent of those who selected plans were receiving financial help to pay premiums
HELENA — Federal health officials say 18,649 Montanans have signed up for private health insurance since the online marketplace was launched last fall.

The figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday are from Oct. 1 to Feb. 1.

They show that 86 percent of those who selected plans were receiving financial help to pay premiums.

Nearly 3.3 million people have signed up for plans nationwide.

About 54 percent of those who signed up in Montana chose silver plans, which covers about 70 percent of expected medical costs.

The figures show 33,948 Montanans who have completed applications are eligible to enroll in a plan, but not all of them have signed up for one.
 
On 02-13-14, fcb commented....
Many Doctors can not afford the new medical mess. Low payments, tons of new useless forms to fill out, and worse. You therefore may also lose your doctor that you liked.
 
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