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D.C. Officials Say 20,000 Residents Signed Up For Health Insurance On Exchange

District of Columbia officials say more than 20,000 people have signed up for health coverage through the city's insurance marketplace.

The majority of those are employees of small businesses. Only 2,600 individuals and families have enrolled in private health plans, although nearly 1,000 more have signed up for coverage starting next month. More than 4,600 people have used the health exchange to gain Medicaid coverage.

Officials with the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority say there's a good demographic mix among those who have signed up, with younger people leading the way. Thirty-seven percent of those who have enrolled in private insurance plans are between 26 and 34 years old.

Exchange director Mila Kofman says that shows the federal health overhaul has given young people access to high-quality, affordable coverage.

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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