Washington Health Exchange Extends Enrollment

Washington Health Exchange Extends Enrollment

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington health exchange signed up another 20,000 people for private health insurance over the weekend.

The exchange says 160,000 signed up for private insurance during the open enrollment period that ended Sunday night.

Officials at the exchange announced on Monday morning that they will allow people to keep signing up for insurance for another two months.

Enrollment so far includes 66,000 new customers and about 94,000 people who renewed insurance they bought during the previous open enrollment period.

The exchange is still more than 50,000 away from its enrollment goal for this year.