TULSA, Okla. (AP) — More than 69,000 Oklahomans have picked health plans on the new insurance markets created by the federal health overhaul.
The federal government said Thursday that 69,221 Oklahomans signed up for a plan between Oct. 1, 2013 and March 31.
Earlier enrollment numbers showed that only 32,882 Oklahomans had chosen a plan through March 1 — well below the Obama administration’s goal of 84,000 enrollees in Oklahoma.
The new enrollment numbers released Thursday by the Obama administration said about 8 million Americans have picked a plan under the new federal health program.
About 4.8 million more gained coverage through Medicaid and children’s insurance programs, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.