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California's individual health insurance market grows 64% to 2.2 million
California's individual health insurance market grows 64% to 2.2 million

The number of Californians buying individual health insurance soared 64% to nearly 2.2 million as Obamacare took full effect last year, a new report shows. In California, 843,607 people joined the individual market both inside and outside the Covered California insurance exchange, as of Dec. 31, 2014. California and three other states -- Florida, Texas and Georgia -- accounted for about half of the enrollment growth nationwide for individual policies, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation report released Wednesday. Nationally, 15.5 million people had purchased their own individual health policy by year's end. That's up 4.8 million, or 46%, from December 2013. The...

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