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Covered California nets more Latinos and young adults

Covered California reported Thursday that half a million new enrollees signed up for health insurance during the enrollment period that ended last month. The group is more diverse and younger than in the first enrollment period.
Covered California reported Thursday that half a million new enrollees signed up for health insurance during the enrollment period that ended last month. The group is more diverse and younger than in the first enrollment period.
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Half a million new enrollees signed up for health insurance during Covered California’s second enrollment period, and it was a younger, more diverse group than the first time around, according to the state's health insurance marketplace.

Executive Director Peter Lee presented the demographic data to the agency's board of directors Thursday in Sacramento. 

Here are the highlights from the report:

About the rise in Latino enrollment Lee said, "that’s a reflection of not just the advertising and marketing, both in English and Spanish, but very good outreach in communities across the state."