25,000 Nebraskans enroll on healthcare.gov

By: Channel 8 Newsroom

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A new report says more than 25,000 Nebraskans have signed up for private health insurance plans through the federal website.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday released new enrollment data from Oct. 1 through March 1. The report says 25,582 Nebraskans have selected a plan.

Statewide, more than 54,300 Nebraska residents are eligible for plans through the federally facilitated marketplace.

Nationally, about 4.2 million people have enrolled in plans using the federal website. Approximately 31 percent of those nationally were age 34 or younger.