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New insurance signups fall

Jan 31, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle

The number of Californians signing up for health insurance for 2019 through Covered California - the state agency created by the Affordable Care Act to sell health plans to people who don't get coverage through their employer - held steady at 1.5 million. But there was a significant drop-off in one key group that the health law has long aimed to get insured.

That group - people who are signing up for insurance for the first time - fell nearly 24 percent during the most recent open enrollme...