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Figures show nearly 2,000 Wisconsinites utilized Obamacare so far this month

Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Almost 2,000 Wisconsinites bought health insurance on the federal Web site in the first nine days of this month.  

That's according to figures released separately by both the state and federal governments.  

Tuesday, the state insurance commissioner's office said 7,200 Wisconsin residents bought coverage on Healthcare.Gov as of Monday.  

Tuesday morning, the federal government said 5,300 Wisconsinites signed up for Obamacare as of the end of November. That means 1,900 enrolled from December 1st through 9th.  

Any way you count it, it's a pittance compared to the estimated 700,000 Wisconsinites who expect to buy coverage from the federal government's exchange.  

Federal officials said over 47,000 state residents completed insurance applications on the Web site through November -- although most didn't complete the process yet.  

Washington says many of the early glitches online have been eliminated.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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