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Covered California Gets 1 Million Visitors–16,311 House Holds Sign Up

PeterLeeCovered California Executive Director Peter Lee reported that 16,311 households had completed applications for health insurance, while 27,305 others had established accounts and partially completed their applications. More than 978,000 individuals had visited the coveredca.com website, spending time and researching their options, while 59,000 calls were logged at two of the state’s three call centers that are currently staffed. ”These big numbers are proof of the pent-up demand for coverage in California and also around the nation,” said Lee, who emphasized that it’s not about the numbers “but about the real people’s lives that are being touched.”