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A report says more than 121,000 Illinoisans selected health plans during the first month of the current sign-up period under President Barack Obama's health care law.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the data Tuesday. It's the first indication of how enrollment is going in Illinois where residents are relying on the federal HealthCare.gov website for the second year.

About 54 percent of the Illinois enrollees are new customers. The rest bought health plans last year and have actively re-enrolled. The report doesn't include those being automatically re-enrolled.

About 80 percent of the Illinois enrollees qualify for financial assistance.

Get Covered Illinois officials say they've made an aggressive start to the second enrollment season with more than 500 enrollment events and extended enrollment hours across the state.

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