— Nearly 65,000 Indiana residents have signed up for private insurance
under the federal health care law, but the number is still far short of
initial projections as the open enrollment deadline nears.
said Tuesday that 64,972 Indiana residents had signed up as of March 1.
That's an increase of about 17,700, or 36 percent, from the previous month
but is well short of the 100,000 people originally expected to have signed
up during the first five months of enrollment.
Department of Health and Human Services has estimated 125,000 Indiana
residents will enroll by the March 31 deadline.
The data show
more women than men have signed up. More than a third of Indiana enrollees
are ages 55 to 64.
Indiana residents lack health insurance.