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Tue January 14, 2014
Politics

36K in Tenn. Enroll Through Insurance Marketplace

 

Credit healthcare.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — More than 36,000 Tennesseans have signed up for coverage under the new health insurance exchange established under President Barack Obama's law.

According to nationwide statistics released yesterday, more than 2 million people had enrolled through the end of the year.

Three out of every four people eligible for the exchange also qualified for financial subsidies.

The Primary Care and Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro is helping mid-state residents sign up for coverage using the exchange. The Clinic’s Cindy Rhea says the system’s early problems are starting to fade.

“We had an early appointment this morning, got somebody enrolled within an hour, which -- for the time it’s been taking to help people -- is really coming down, and it seems to be working pretty well. We’ve assisted 500 people since September.”

The clinic will be holding insurance signup fairs at their Murfreesboro facility each of the next two Fridays beginning at 1 p.m.

For more information, visit the clinic's webpage.