Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 14, 74,689 Idahoans purchased health insurance - either as new applicants or those renewing their coverage -through the exchange. In 2013, 76,000 Idahoans signed up using Healthcare.gov, the federal government-run health insurance exchange website. Open enrollment through Your Health Idaho continues through February 15, 2015.
"There is a huge demand for health insurance in our state," Your Health Idaho Executive Director Pat Kelly wrote in a press release. "We are pleased so many Idahoans have already found a health insurance plan that fits their needs."
Those interested in purchasing insurance taking effect Jan. 1, 2015, must have selected a plan by Saturday, Dec. 20, and payment for the plan must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.