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Sign up for Covered California? More than 50K of Your Closest Friends Did

The 50,016 total in Orange County amounts to 113 percent of the 44,392 estimated for the region during the enrollment period.

Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California. (Max Whitaker/Getty Images)
Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California. (Max Whitaker/Getty Images)

More than 50,000 residents in Orange County signed up for health plans through Covered California in the final three months of last year, the agency announced today.

The 50,016 total in Orange County amounts to 113 percent of the 44,392
estimated for the region during the enrollment period.

Covered California is the state's marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Orange County constitutes 10 percent of the 500,108 consumers enrolled statewide in the ObamaCare health insurance marketplace.

“We're pleased by the enthusiastic response consumers … have shown in wanting quality and affordable health care to protect their families,” Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said.

--City News Service

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