Obamacare Enrollment Surges Past 5 Million

The HealthCare.gov website has been a source of delays and confusion for those trying to sign up for health insurance under the ACA.i i

hide captionThe HealthCare.gov website has been a source of delays and confusion for those trying to sign up for health insurance under the ACA.


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The HealthCare.gov website has been a source of delays and confusion for those trying to sign up for health insurance under the ACA.

The HealthCare.gov website has been a source of delays and confusion for those trying to sign up for health insurance under the ACA.

Jon Elswick/AP

The Obama administration said 5 million Americans have now signed up for health insurance through the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature legislation.

As we reported, the Congressional Budget Office had projected 6 million Americans would sign up for health care by the end of March, the deadline for open enrollment. The pace for sign-ups has quickened, but The Los Angeles Times reports that may not be enough to get to the White House’s original target of 7 million. The paper adds:

“If the pace continues, the Obama administration may come close to registering

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/17/290926474/obamacare-enrollment-surges-past-5-million?ft=1&f=131849999

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