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Inland Empire Braces for 2014.001
Inland Empire Braces for 2014.001

Obamacare strong in IE

More than 122,000 Inland Empire residents have signed up for healthcare insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.

That figure exceeded expectations for the two-county region: officials had predicted that 76,000 residents would sign up for the ACA, according to Covered California, the state exchange that administers the program.

Statewide, nearly 1.4 million people signed up for coverage under the ACA, better known as Obamacare. The Inland Empire represented about nine percent of that figure, according to data released Tuesday.

The ACA requires everyone to carry healthcare insurance.

Officials had expected to sign up about 580,000 people in California, meaning the ACA topped its goal in the state by more than 240 percent.

Open enrollment for the ACA ended March 31. The next open enrollment period starts in October.

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