By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) – Jan. 15 is the deadline for Pennsylvanians to get insurance through the state-run marketplace Pennie.

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On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf and other state leaders were in Braddock to encourage those without insurance to sign up.

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Leaders say they’ve seen a rise in demand for medical care and for those without insurance, the bills can be devastating. They say patients using Pennie typically see a lower cost per plan than private insurance.

In 2019, Wolf signed legislation replacing healthcare.gov with Pennie.

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You can learn more about Pennie online and contact free customer support here.