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An Update on Who is Signing up for Health Insurance

Tomorrow the Connector Board meets and will update enrollment numbers. Here is the first significant tally on how many people are buying the new “affordable” insurance products. As of 9/1 there are 7, 164 (5, 337 members and 1,827 dependents). Blue Cross has the largest share (37%) followed by Harvard Pilgrim (23%) and then Neighborhood Health Plan (18%).

The update for the subsidized insurance program (Commonwealth Care) is here. As of 9/1 there were 115,418 members. 80.5% qualify for and are receiving free coverage.

Are these the numbers you expect at this stage?

This program aired on September 19, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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