398K Pennsylvanians bought insurance through marketplace

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The number of Pennsylvanians who bought health insurance this year under the federal health care law was nearly 398,000, a 16 percent drop from the number that enrolled by the deadline.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that 80 percent of those, or about 320,000, were receiving federal tax subsidies to help with the cost.

Enrollment shifts are to be expected as people cancel coverage or newly enroll as their circumstances change.

The figures released Tuesday cover the period through June 30. The federal government reported in March that more than 472,000 Pennsylvanians had enrolled by the Feb. 15 deadline to have health insurance in 2015.

About 317,000 Pennsylvanians signed up for coverage in 2014.

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