California registered more ObamaCare enrollments in October than the 36 states served by HealthCare.gov combined, according to figures released Wednesday.
The striking contrast highlights the shakiness of the federally facilitated healthcare exchanges relative to their — mostly — stronger state-run counterparts.
Federal health officials announced that 35,364 Californians had selected private plans on the state’s marketplace as of Nov. 2, or about one-third of ObamaCare’s total registrations for October.
California announced later in the day that a total of about 59,000 people had enrolled in plans through Nov. 12.
The state hopes to sign up about 1 million people in either subsidized plans or Medicaid by the end of March, on top of those who will not receive government help to buy coverage.