Nearly 12K Wyomingites sign up for insurance

By: AP
By: AP

Casper, WY (AP) - Nearly 12,000 people from Wyoming have signed up for health insurance through the state's federal exchange.

Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig told members of the Legislature's joint health committee on Monday that he's surprised enrollment is so high. During the meeting at Casper College, he said he expected 7,000 to 8,000 people to sign up.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported that It's not known how many of the people who signed up for coverage previously had insurance.

A study done two years ago found that about 83,000 state residents didn't have insurance.

Cynthia Nunley of Casper says most of the people she helped sign up didn't have insurance before. She credited women who have dragged skeptical husbands to enrollment seminars for helping to boost enrollment.

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