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More Than 5,000 South Dakotans Sign Up For Health Care

More Than 5,000 South Dakotans Sign Up For Health Care

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — More than 5,000 South Dakota residents signed up for private health insurance during the first four months of the nation’s federally run online marketplace.

A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday said 5,077 South Dakotans selected plans through the new marketplace from October 1st through February 1st. Of those enrollees, nearly 4,500 chose a plan with financial assistance.

South Dakota is one of 36 states relying on the federal HealthCare.gov website to sign people up for insurance under the national health overhaul. Technical problems with the HealthCare.gov website during the first three months kept many people from signing up.

The Obama administration had set a goal of signing up 7 million people nationwide by March 31st.

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