- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Nearly 33,000 Oklahomans have selected health plans under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The figure represents an 8,000-plus increase from last month’s estimate of nearly 25,000, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The federal agency reports that more than 4.2 million people from across the country had selected health plans from October through March 1. The agency says about 943,000 people enrolled in the federal marketplace plans during the February reporting period, which ended March 1.

March is the last month for open enrollment in the federal marketplace. About 640,000 Oklahoma residents, or 17 percent of the state’s population, currently have no health insurance.

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