The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than 218 thousand Ohioans have enrolled in health plans through the federal marketplace.
The latest enrollment figures reflect those who picked plans or renewed coverage for 2016 from Nov. 1 through Dec. 19. Nationally, more than 8.2 million people signed up or were automatically re-enrolled. Open enrollment ends Jan. 31. People who remain uninsured after that risk rising fines. Officials say nearly 57 percent of Ohio enrollees can find plan premiums for 75 dollars a month or less after tax credits. Ohio is one of 38 states that use the federal health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.