Nearly 44,000 Idahoans sign up on exchange

Nearly 44,000 Idahoans sign up on exchange
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 44,000 Idahoans have selected a health insurance plan on Your Health Idaho.

The agency says Idaho remains second in the nation per capita for the number of people selecting plans on the exchange.

The latest numbers show a 33 percent increase from one month ago.

The enrollment period ends on March 31.

The agency says young people between the ages of 18 and 34 years old make up 26 percent of those purchasing on the exchange. Those young and typically healthy customers are key to the sustainability of Your Health Idaho.

There are still more than 30,000 Idahoans who have started the application process but have not yet selected a plan.