CMS's Verma says 11.8 mln signed up for 2018 Obamacare exchange plans

NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters) - About 11.8 million consumers nationwide enrolled in 2018 Obamacare exchange plans, according to a final government tally released on Twitter by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.

The tally includes both sign-ups on the exchange run by the Federal government for 39 states, which was released on a provisional basis late in 2017, and on the 12 other exchanges run by Washington, D.C. and the remaining states. (Reporting by Mike Erman and Caroline Humer Editing by Chris Reese)