COLUMBIA — Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is on the books.
As of the beginning of February, slightly fewer than 55,000 Missourians had selected an insurance plan through the online marketplace. Three quarters of those registered so far are older than 35.
The law requires most Americans to have health insurance this year; otherwise they may have to pay a fee of up to 1 percent of their income. And with the open-enrollment period ending March 31, there's been a rush to sign up, said Robin Corderman, a certified application counselor at Primaris.
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