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Young, healthy D.C. residents sign up for health care

Saturday - 5/3/2014, 1:32am  ET

D.C. health care enrollment

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WASHINGTON - Unlike some other areas of the country, young people make up a strong portion of people signed up for health care under Obamacare in D.C.

About 38 percent of enrollees in D.C. are between ages 26 - 34, according to Mila Kofman, executive director of D.C. Health Link. Kofman credits outreach aimed specifically at young, healthy people.

The federal Health and Human Services Department released numbers Thursday revealing 8 million Americans enrolled in a health plan through the new insurance markets.

Related: Health law: 8 million chose new plan under law

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