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In California, Obamacare Sign-Ups Zoom

ZoomObamaThe statistics released Thursday from Covered California could bode well for health insurance exchanges that have their act together. Although the California exchange enrolled 109,000 in October and November combined, the tally from the first seven days in December — 49,708 — is nearly three times the pace from a month earlier. Even more people completed applications, the step prior to choosing a plan. “This has been a phenomenal experience as Californians have expressed in words and action their desire for affordable and quality health insurance coverage,” Covered California executive director Peter V. Lee said in a news release. “Enrollments and applications are surging, and we at Covered California — and our partners — are stepping up our game to meet the demand,” according to a recent story at www.philly.com.