Enrollment in Obamacare in Louisiana has hit 157,900, with the New Orleans area accounting for more than a third of the total as of Feb. 6.

That’s close to a 55 percent increase so far from the 102,000 Louisiana residents who bought coverage for 2014 through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Enrollment for 2015 ends Feb. 15.

In the New Orleans-Metairie area, 54,748 people selected or were automatically re-enrolled for 2015 in a plan through the marketplace. In the Baton Rouge area, 31,413 consumers selected or re-enrolled, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Roughly 42 percent of this year’s state total selected a plan for the first time. The remainder re-enrolled, according to HHS. As of December, 84 percent of the Louisiana enrollees could get coverage for $100 or less, after incentives.

Nationwide, 7.8 million consumers have selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through healthcare.gov as of Feb. 6.

HHS officials are urging people who haven’t signed up for coverage to visit Healthcare.gov before the Feb. 15 deadline.

For more information, go to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov; call (800) 318-2596; or find local help by going to LocalHelp.Healthcare.gov. TTY users should call (855) 889-4325.