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NYS health exchange sees busy final days of sign-ups

Feb 3, 2017

The window to sign up for health insurance through the New York state Marketplace has come to a close.

Even though there are lots of questions about what may happen to the current health care system - the marketplace was busier than ever.

In the final two days of the open enrollment period just over 45,000 New Yorkers signed up for health insurance.

January 31st - the deadline to sign up was the busiest day ever for the Marketplaceā€™s website - with nearly 3 million page views.

Overall, the number of people who enrolled increased from last year by 28 percent. Several other state-based marketplaces reported an increase in enrollment - despite uncertainty about what will happen to the Affordable Care Act.