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      Enrollment in Alabama marketplace increasing

      Enrollment in the state's health insurance marketplace is increasing, although the number served is only a tiny part of the uninsured in Alabama.{} The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that through November 30, there were 3,448 people who had selected an insurance plan though the marketplace.{} That number for the first two months of operation was up significantly from the 624 who enrolled in the first month.

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      The number of people completing applications in their first two months was more than 25,000.{} It was nearly 10,600 in the first month.{} The increase covers a small portion of the more than 675,000 Alabamians under 65 who are uninsured.{} The insurance marketplace opened October 1st.{}

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