Enrollment in health exchanges increases across all counties in New York

County-by-county data released Friday by the state Department of Health show enrollment in the state’s 62 counties increased in the health marketplace exchange.

Livingston County had the highest increase, a 256-person spike, or a 15 percent rise. Enrollment in Montgomery increased by 204 people, a 14 percent increase. And in Hamilton County, there was a 30-person increase, a 13 percent rise.

In New York City, each of the five boroughs saw increases as well.

Total insurance enrollment through the marketplace is now at more than 4.7 million people statewide.

“It’s evident that the demand for quality, affordable health coverage is high in every corner of the state,” said NY State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “With a robust choice of health plans and affordable premiums, NY State of Health is the place consumers come to get covered.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for the codification of the Affordable Care Act into state law, including the health exchange, which exists through an executive order.

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