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10K Signed Up Through Nevada Health Link As Deadline Looms

More than 10,000 people have enrolled in a health plan through the Nevada state insurance exchange during the first three weeks of the open enrollment period.

Nevada Health Link announced the statistics Wednesday, five days before the deadline for enrolling in coverage that takes effect Jan. 1.

But the figures suggest tens of thousands of people who signed up during the previous enrollment period are at risk of losing their federal subsidies in the new year.

Nearly 37,000 people signed up for a plan through Nevada Health Link last time, and all of them must re-enroll to keep uninterrupted subsidies that lower the cost of premiums.

That's because Nevada switched from a state-run exchange to using the federal HealthCare.gov site, and data wasn't transferred from one site to the other.

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