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Louisiana lags in healthcare insurance signups

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Louisiana trails the national average in signups for health insurance. That's according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Its shows about 28 percent of the nearly 102,000 people who signed up for the Affordable Care Act bought subsidies. Louisiana came in at 20 percent.

Signups for the affordable act in the state were highest in New Orleans and lowest in some Baton Rouge communities.

The deadline to signup is Dec. 15.

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