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More Than 425,900 In Georgia Enroll, Re-enroll In Insurance Plans

Certified assistant Vivian Moore, right, points to a computer screen as she looks over different healthcare plans while helping an applicant apply for health insurance at the Atlanta Medical Center South Campus, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Atlanta. People who don't have health insurance have until midnight Monday to enroll or else they'll face federal tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Certified assistant Vivian Moore, right, points to a computer screen as she looks over different healthcare plans while helping an applicant apply for health insurance at the Atlanta Medical Center South Campus, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Atlanta. People who don't have health insurance have until midnight Monday to enroll or else they'll face federal tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Officials say more than 425,000 Georgians have chosen health insurance through the federally run marketplace.

Department of Health and Human Services officials said in a statement Wednesday that 425,927 Georgia consumers have either selected a plan or were re-enrolled in one as of Jan. 16.

Officials say the number is up from 398,781 Georgia consumers, which was reported last week before the deadline for coverage beginning on Feb. 1.

Officials say overall, nearly 7.2 million Americans have either chosen a plan or were re-enrolled in one.

The deadline for open enrollment in the federally run marketplace is Feb. 15.