The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 155 thousand Ohioans have signed up for health care coverage in the new insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.
The number of enrollees in Ohio nearly doubled in the final month of open enrollment, but the figure fell short of the 190 thousand residents originally projected to be enrolled by March 31. Many who obtained coverage are older, though a third are under age 35. More than half are women, and 85 percent are getting help to pay their monthly premiums. Nearly 286 thousand Ohioans are eligible to enroll.