A new federal report released Thursday shows nearly 43,000 Nebraskans signed up for health insurance in the six months since the federal marketplace was launched.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday that 42,975 Nebraskans enrolled between October 1 and March 31. An estimated 74,606 people in Nebraska were deemed eligible to enroll.



Nebraska is among 36 states relying on the federal website to enroll residents in the health marketplace, which is part of the federal health care law.

In Iowa, more than 29-thousand people signed up.  57-thousand Iowans were eligible to sign up.