Obamacare

California Claims 28,000 Successful Obamacare Sign-Ups

New York sees more than 40,000

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California said 28,699 people were signed up in the state's health-insurance exchange in the first week, while New York had more than 40,000 sign up.

The numbers for California, the largest U.S. state by population, were for the Oct. 1 to Oct. 5 period and exceeded expectations, Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California, said at a news conference today in Sacramento. New York, the third most-populous state, said in a statement that its pace of sign-ups shows the exchange is "working smoothly."