Obamacare, round two

Numbers are strong a month into the second Covered CA enrollment period

More than 144,000 Californians signed up for a health plan through Covered California in the first month of the state health insurance exchange’s second open enrollment period.

As of Dec. 15, the exchange had received 301,539 applications for private coverage, and 144,178 of those applicants selected a health plan, according to California Healthline. Furthermore, 216,423 state residents have signed up for Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15; go to CoveredCA.org for more information.