More than 44,000 Oklahomans sign up for health plans in first month of latest sign-up period

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A new government report says 44,129 Oklahomans have signed up for the first time or re-enrolled in health plans during the first month of the latest sign-up period under the Affordable Care Act.

The 50-state report released Tuesday is the first in the latest sign-up season under the federal health care law. It shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or re-enrolled.

The Department of Health and Human Services says more than 3.4 million people — including those who signed up in Oklahoma — enrolled using the government's HealthCare.gov website as of Dec. 15. more than 600,000 people selected plans in the state-run marketplaces.

Open enrollment runs through Feb. 15 for coverage starting March 1. Current customers can make plan changes through Feb. 15.

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