SACRAMENTO — Officials with California’s health insurance exchange said Tuesday that more than 16,300 applications were processed during the marketplace’s first five days of operation, but they did not say how many people actually purchased coverage for 2014.
Covered California officials released the figure in the first of what they say will be a series of weekly updates on the number of applications and calls received by the insurance exchange.
An additional 27,300 California households have started to fill out an application. Applications can cover more than one person, such as a spouse or child.
Covered California executive director Peter Lee described the initial interest in the new health coverage as “phenomenal.”