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More than 200,000 in Wisconsin enroll in health plans

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than 200,000 people in Wisconsin selected health plans on the federal marketplace in the second year of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

That is an increase of about 58 percent from the 130,000 Wisconsin residents who enrolled in the first year.

The department reported Wednesday that 205,839 Wisconsinites chose a plan or were automatically re-enrolled for existing plans. The open enrollment period came to a close Sunday.

The online marketplace is meant for people who aren't covered by employer-offered insurance plans or government programs, such as Medicare or BadgerCare, the state's Medicaid program. The marketplace offers subsidized private insurance for single people earning about $47,000 or less per year and families with incomes of up to $128,000.

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