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HealthSource enrollment nears 5,200 since launch

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November 13, 2013 12:08 PM EST | AP


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's new health insurance marketplace says 5,166 individuals have enrolled since its Oct. 1 launch.

HealthSource RI also reports the customer call center in Providence has received 22,756 calls through Nov. 9 and that 2,373 people have visited in person. Unique website visits number more than 117,000.

The vast majority of enrollees in the marketplace's first month of operation signed up for Medicaid rather than private insurance plans. More than 3,200 enrollments out of 4,405 through Nov. 2 were for Medicaid.

HealthSource spokeswoman Dara Chadwick said Wednesday that officials are pleased with the number of enrollments.

About 470 small businesses have begun applications for insurance. The exchange will start reporting small business enrollments in December.