A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides the first detailed analysis of enrollment in the Obamacare marketplaces for the first month of the 2015 open enrollment period.   About 87 percent of people who selected health insurance plans through HealthCare.gov for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2015 were determined eligible for financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums, compared to 80 percent of enrollees who selected plans over a similar period last year.

In addition, more than 4 million people in both the state and federal marketplaces signed up for the first time or re-enrolled in coverage for 2015 during the first month of open enrollment. That includes more than 3.4 million people who selected a plan in the 37 states that are using the HealthCare.gov platform for 2015, and more than 600,000 consumers who selected plans in the 14 states that are operating their own marketplace platform for 2015.

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