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  1. White House: 7.1 Million Signed Up for Insurance

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An 11-hour surge of consumers signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act pushed the number to 7.1 million participants as the first enrollment period came to a close Monday, the White House an

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  2. Obamacare Hits Goal of 7 Million Enrolled

    By Mary Agnes Carey   The Obama administration took a victory lap Tuesday as enrollment through the health law’s exchanges topped 7 million, a goal previously thought untouchable when the website healthcare.gov sputtered and crashed as sign-ups began last fall. In a statement in the Rose Garden, Pre

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  3. Shaky Web Site Frustrates Insurance Helpers

    By KHN Editors Last minute health insurance shoppers nationwide turned up in record numbers online Monday, and they also showed up in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries to sign up for Obamacare on the last official day of open enrollment. Here are dispatches from public radio

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  4. Monday Is Deadline to Sign Up for Obamacare

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Today is the deadline for most people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the controversial healthcare-reform law. More than 6 million Americans have already signed up for insurance coverage t

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  5. Obama Says 6 Million Enrolled in Insurance

    By Mary Agnes Carey More than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance through the health law’s state and federal online marketplaces, or exchanges, since Oct. 1, the administration announced Thursday. President Barack Obama, who is traveling in Europe, announced the number in a conferen

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  6. Top Last-Minute 'Obamacare' Questions

    March 27, 2014 -- If you want health insurance coverage this year, the last chance for most people to sign up is March 31. Sign up through the federal Marketplace, and you'll be given extra time to enroll -- as long as you start the process on HealthCare.gov by March 31, the Obama administration ann

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  7. White House Extends Deadline for 'Obamacare'

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who've started applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act but can't complete the process by the March 31 enrollment deadline will be given an extension. The Obama administration announced t

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  8. 'Obamacare' Reforms Well-Targeted, Report Says

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 32 million Americans had inferior health insurance coverage in 2012, putting them at risk of skimping on needed health care or piling up medical debt, a new report finds. Another 47 million had no insurance at a

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  9. Many Don't Understand 'Obamacare,' Survey Finds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the deadline looms for Americans to enroll in "Obamacare" this year, a new study finds that many people -- especially the uninsured and those with lower incomes -- know little about the new health care law, known as the A

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  10. Connecticut Marketplace Turns to Storefront Sales

    By Jeffrey Cohen, WNPR Mike Dunn stands inside a store in downtown New Haven, Conn., looking through the big glass windows at his future customers outside. He's not selling phones or food or clothes. He's selling Obamacare. There's one week left to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Ac

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