WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president’s health care law and Texas is helping lead the way.
The Health and Human Services Department says at least 400,000 people signed up last week. That brought total enrollment in the 37 states served by HealthCare.gov to more than 7.1 million.
National figures should be significantly higher because the federal count doesn’t include major states such as California and New York that are running their own markets.
Of all the federal marketplace states, Texas comes in second with some 920,000 people enrolled. Florida tops the country with more than 1.2 million people signed up.
The administration is expecting a surge near the February 15 sign-up deadline.
The law offers subsidized private coverage to people who don’t have health insurance on the job.
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