Nearly 27,000 people managed to sign up for private health insurance through one month into enrollment. processed 210,190 applications overall, including 183,396 who'll be eligible for Medicaid or other government programs, in addition to the 26,794 who enrolled in private "qualified health plan" coverage.

Overall, Americans filed a total of 846,184 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange coverage applications. The applications include requests for coverage for a total of 1.5 million people.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.