Government: 53 Alaskans pick marketplace plans

Nov 13, 2013 -- 12:15pm
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - New government figures show 53 Alaskans enrolled in health insurance in the first month of the online marketplace. Alaska is one of 36 states that has relied on a federally run website to provide individuals with access the marketplace. That website has been marred by glitches since its launch Oct. 1, and in the first month, less than 27,000 people in those states had selected plans. Another 79,000 signed up in states running their own sites. U.S. Rep. Don Young said the figures show the health care law "is a sinking ship with too many holes to fill." The news came on the same day that the broker Enroll Alaska announced it was resuming enrollments through the marketplace after receiving assurances that problems with a subsidy calculation had been fixed.

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