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State health insurance enrollment exceeds goal

State health insurance enrollment exceeds goal

More than 162,000 Marylanders signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a 33 percent jump from last year that surpassed a state goal of 150,000 new people on the health insurance rolls.

Officials with the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, which oversees the state's enrollment efforts, released Tuesday the final numbers for this year's three-month enrollment period, which ended Feb. 5. Consumers had an extra five days to get insurance this year because of the January snowstorm that crippled the region.

In addition to those buying private insurance, another 362,415 state residents enrolled in Medicaid. A total of 1.2 million people were enrolled in the Medicaid...