- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federal officials say nearly 189,000 Ohioans have signed up for subsidized private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama’s law.

A report Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that roughly 161,000 of those who enrolled in the state -or about 85 percent - are getting an average of $255 a month to help pay their premiums.

The figures come as the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing the legality of subsidies for consumers in more than 30 states, including Ohio. A decision is expected around the end of the month.

Nationally, over 10 million people enrolled in a plan and followed through by paying their first month’s premiums. That surpasses a goal the administration set last fall.

The numbers cover the period through March 31.

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