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Only Big States Enroll More In Insurance Than WA

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SEATTLE (AP) - New data from the federal government shows Washington is among the top 10 states for enrolling people in health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect in October.
   
All the states that have convinced more people to buy insurance through a state-run exchange or the federal marketplace have much bigger populations than Washington state.
   
Washington also appears to be enrolling a slightly older group of people in private insurance, with only 23 percent of enrollees in the 18-34 age group.
   
This demographic information may change over time because most states have not released as much information about their insurance customers as Washington state. Only California and New York appear to have turned over details about all their insurance shoppers.

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