CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia continues to lag behind the rest of the country in the number of younger people enrolled in health insurance through the federal marketplace.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said as of March 1, 18 percent of those signed up through the federal exchange in West Virginia were ages 18 to 34. That's only a slight improvement from a month earlier and ties West Virginia with Oregon for the lowest percent of signups from that age group. Arizona, Hawaii and Maine were at 19 percent.
Among all age groups, enrollment in West Virginia's health insurance marketplace has risen to about 10,600.
Open enrollment in the marketplace and the state's expanded Medicaid program began Oct. 1 and will continue through March 31.