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Feds Say Nearly 98,000 Alabamians Picked Plan

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that nearly 98,000 people in Alabama selected a plan in the federally operated health insurance marketplace.

The report released Thursday says about 58 percent were women. The biggest age group was those 18 to 34, who made up 31 percent of the people who selected a plan. The next biggest age group was 55 to 64, with 25 percent of the plan selections.

More women and people between ages 18 to 34 enrolled in Alabama plans than the national average.

The most popular plan offered in Alabama was the second-tier option, called Silver. Seventy-seven percent chose that, which was higher than the national average.

The report does not say how many Alabamians who chose a plan have started paying premiums.

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