Utah health plan enrollment climbs in January

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – New government figures show enrollment in health care plans on the federal website jumped in Utah again last month.

Numbers released Wednesday show about 29,400 people signed up for plans in Utah from Oct. 1 to Feb 1, an increase of almost 60 percent from the end of December.

A similar jump occurred around the country as 1 million more people signed up last month, with a total of 3.3 million signing up since October.

The online marketplace was plagued by glitches when it launched last fall and prevented many from enrolling early on.

The data Wednesday show 31 percent of Utah enrollees are young adults ages 18 to 34.

That’s a higher percentage than all states except Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, with 31 and 44 percent respectively.

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