125K Washingtonians buy insurance through exchangeMarch 25, 2014 @ 1:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Officials say more than 125,000 Washington residents have signed up for private insurance since Oct. 1 through the state's new health care exchange.
That's an increase of about 12,000 people in the past week.
Monday is the deadline for signing up for insurance in the first enrollment period of healthcare reform.
Customers who enroll and pay for their insurance before midnight on March 31 will be covered as of May 1.
About 67,000 people have filled out their applications for private insurance through the exchange and still need to pay.
Another 380,000 have signed up for free insurance through the exchange because they are eligible for Medicaid.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil says the Seahawks win Sunday adds hope for rest of season
Week In Photos
This week's heart-stopping photos from around the world
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.