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Enrollment nears 52K on Maryland health exchange

As of Thursday, 51,796 Marylanders had enrolled in health insurance via the state’s exchange since Nov. 15. More than half of those people (29,543) chose private health plans, while 22,253 people were enrolled in Medicaid.

During the last open enrollment period, the story was different. The vast majority of enrollments on Maryland Health Connection were for Medicaid; a much smaller chunk of people chose private plans.

This current open enrollment period lasts through Feb. 15, but people must enroll by Dec. 18 in order for their coverage to take effect on New Year’s Day.

By far, most enrollees hail from Montgomery County. Nearly 12,000 people from that jurisdiction signed up. Prince George’s County was next in line, but far behind, with 7,075 enrollees. Baltimore County and city were third and fourth, respectively.

Dorchester, Kent, Caroline and Somerset counties each enrolled fewer than 300 residents.

About Alissa Gulin

Alissa Gulin covers health care, education and general business at The Daily Record.