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Enrollment up 21% in NJ

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More New Jerseyans than ever have signed up for Obamacare health insurance plans this year compared to last year, according to Get America Covered, a nationwide campaign to make sure people get health coverage.

So far, 79,212 plans have been selected through the HealthCare.gov marketplace by New Jersey residents, an increase of 21 percent from 2016, according to GAC.

According to the campaign, 2.7 million people nationally have already signed up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. The national number is the largest amount of health insurance sign ups in history, GAC said.

“Such a strong start to open enrollment shows just how much people want health insurance and that they’re finding coverage they can afford when they visit HealthCare.gov,” said Lori Lodes, co-founder of Get America Covered. “But there’s not much time left to sign up for coverage. We need to do everything we can to make sure people know that the last chance for people to enroll for health coverage with financial help at HealthCare.gov is December 15.”

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