About 1.2 Million Texans Signed Up Through Health Exchange
FORT WORTH-- Nearly 1.2 million Texans have signed up or were re-enrolled for health insurance through the federal marketplace by a February 15 deadline.
That's about 1 million more signups in Texas than a year ago.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced those figures Wednesday.
Nationwide, about 11.4 million Americans selected plans or were automatically re-enrolled by the deadline, including about 2.8 million through state-based exchanges.
The agency said in a statement Monday that 86 percent of Texas consumers who were signed up as of January 30 qualify for an average federal subsidy of $282 toward their monthly premiums through the exchange.
Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured residents in the country.
Affordable Care Act-trained "navigators" are continuing to enroll Texans through an extension that ends February 22.