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More Michiganders sign up for health insurance through Obamacare

Mar 11, 2015

New federal numbers show 70,000 more Michiganders signed up for health insurance through Obamacare this year compared to last year. 

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Roughly 88% of the 341,000 are getting a federal subsidy. But the U.S. Supreme Court will decide soon if those subsidies are legal.  

“It could be a real hardship for folks that are now banking on those subsidies to help drive down the cost,” says Erin Knott, state director for Enroll America.

Next week, a special limited Obamacare enrollment period will begin for people who face a federal tax penalty for not having health insurance.