Health care enrollment picks up in Utah

2013-12-11T11:12:00Z 2013-12-26T20:36:19Z Health care enrollment picks up in UtahThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 11, 2013 11:12 am  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — After a dismal first month, enrollment picked up last month among Utah residents for health insurance on an online federal marketplace that has been plagued by glitches.

The federal government announced Wednesday that about 1,800 people had signed up for plans in Utah by the end of November — up from just 350 at the end of October.

Nationally, nearly 365,000 are signed up — more than three times the October total. But, it's still less than one-third of the 1.2 million people officials had originally projected would enroll nationwide by the end of November.

One Utah organization has launched a social media ad campaign in hopes of encouraging more young people to sign up by the looming Dec. 23 deadline to have coverage at the start of 2014.

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