More than 100,000 New Yorkers enroll in O-Care

More than 100,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in the state’s insurance exchange since it launched Oct. 1.

The state's Health Department announced Monday morning that 100,881 New Yorkers had enrolled in a health plan, and that 314,146 people had completed applications for the insurance. 

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It's not clear how many of the enrollees are entering the expanded Medicaid program under the healthcare reform law, and how many are joining ObamaCare. 

Statistics released last week showed more than half of all the enrollees in New York were joining ObamaCare.

New York is one of 14 states running their own exchanges instead of opting into the federal portal, HealthCare.gov.

Obama administration officials had been highlighting successful enrollments numbers in state marketplaces as they repaired HealthCare.gov in the aftermath of its botched rollout.

Last Monday, officials from the Department of Health and Human Services said more than a million people had visited the federal site in that day alone. 

New York State health officials, meanwhile, announced they are offering ways to lower healthcare costs for New Yorkers.

“To further reduce costs, N.Y. State of Health is making available financial assistance in the form of federal tax credits to help reduce the monthly cost of coverage. New York is on track to reach its enrollment goal of 1.1 million people by the end of 2016,” the department said in a statement Monday.

People have until Dec. 23 to enroll in a plan to ensure they have coverage in the first round starting Jan. 1.