posted on October 09, 2013 12:55
In the first week enrollment has been open for New York’s health care exchange system, more than 40,000 people have signed up.
The Health Department says that number surpasses any other state.
The state estimates uninsured New Yorkers can save as much as 53 percent on health insurance through the exchanges compared to the open market. Rates in New York run from $130 for basic catastrophic coverage to $360 for the most comprehensive plan.
New York fixed its website with more servers after it received more than 30 million hits in its first few days. It’s expected that 1 million uninsured New Yorkers will sign up during the enrollment period which runs until March 31.