Covering NH expects big push for Obamacare signups before March 31
|By Dan Tuohy, The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester|
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"It's been slow (today)," she said in an interview. "I think it's been going well. I'm just doing my best to inform people and try to help them learn more."
Open enrollment for the 2014 plan year began
Increases in enrollment
The early 2014 enrollment numbers saw considerable increases. They were in marked contrast with the botched launch, which was marred by problems with healthcare.gov, the federal government's online portal for the health insurance marketplace.
February enrollment numbers may be released early next week.
"We are really pleased with the progress overall. We feel like the word is getting out," Hicks said.
Hicks said the website -- CoveringNewHampshire.org -- has had steady traffic and a considerable uptick over the past week. The website, which went live in late December, includes a calendar of the events. Residents may also call (800) 318-2596 for assistance.
11 plans to choose from
There are 11 plans offered in the
For the enrollment estimates through
Several of the "testimonials" on Covering New Hampshire's website cite the financial assistance available, which lowers monthly premiums for qualified applicants.
"I didn't have insurance before so it's a huge relief," she said in her testimonial.
Granite Staters are also seeing TV ads, paid for by the
The health care law is already one of the hot campaign issues in the run-up to the 2014 elections.
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