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Nevada Health Link Added 6,000 In Special Enrollment Period

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state-run health insurance marketplace added more than 6,000 people during a two-month window for those who lacked coverage but had not signed up during open enrollment last fall.

Silver State Health Insurance Exchange said Tuesday it saw an almost 8% jump in Nevada Health Link membership compared with the 77,000 people who signed up during open enrollment last fall. Gov. Steve Sisolak opened the special window March 17. It closed Friday.

Nevada is one of 13 states operating its own exchange after relying previously on a federal website set up under former President Barack Obama's health law.