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Nearly 189,000 Ohioans Signed Up for Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

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 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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