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WashPost: More than 6 million Americans enrolled under the ACA, White House says

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By Juliet Eilperin
March 27 at 2:30 pm

A tea party member reaches for a pamphlet titled “The Impact of Obamacare”, at a “Food for Free Minds Tea Party Rally” in Littleton, N.H. in this Oct. 27, 2012 file photo (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)

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LATimes: More than 4.2 million people sign up for Obamacare

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But new figures confirm that the administration probably will fall well short of the 7 million sign-ups it hoped for by the March 31 enrollment deadline.

By Noam Levey
March 11, 2014, 6:13 p.m.

WASHINGTON — With less than a month remaining in the first enrollment period, more than 4.2 million Americans have signed up for health insurance on marketplaces created by President Obama’s health law, administration officials announced Tuesday.

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LATimes: Obamacare enrollment hits 4 million

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By Noam N. Levey
February 25, 2014, 5:32 p.m.

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in health plans sold on marketplaces created by President Obama’s healthcare law has hit 4 million, the administration announced Tuesday, marking another milestone in the law’s implementation.

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California Small Business Marketplace

By J.D. Harrison
Monday, February 24, 2014

After a slow start, the pace of enrollment is starting to pick up on the health-care law’s new insurance marketplace for individuals and families, with more than 1 million people signing up for coverage last month, including strong showings in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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Politico: Obamacare stats still hard to nail down

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It could be a long time before we know whether CBO was even close to the mark. | AP Photo

By DAVID NATHER | 2/23/14 10:59 PM EST

When you go to all this trouble to cover the uninsured, is it really that unreasonable to ask how many uninsured people Obamacare has covered so far?

The answer, apparently, is: Yes. It’s unreasonable.

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The Daily Caller

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Sarah Hurtubise
12:10 AM 01/01/2014

Obamacare may have promised health insurance for the masses. But on its first day, it’s left more Americans without coverage than before the law was passed.

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WashPost: The individual mandate no longer applies to people whose plans were canceled

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Posted by Ezra Klein
December 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Today, the Obama administration announced that people whose insurance plans were canceled this year will “temporarily” be exempted from the law’s individual mandate. Here’s how they’re doing it — and what it means for the law.

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Reuters: Even if website works, Obamacare could see trouble ahead

A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance in Miami

A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

By David Morgan
WASHINGTON Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:22pm EST

(Reuters) – The Obama administration says it is on target to make its problematic health insurance website work smoothly for the “vast majority” of users by this weekend, but some Americans who want coverage by January 1 may not be able to get it – even if they successfully navigate the portal and sign up for a plan.

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By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein
Thursday, November 28, 2013

Days before the Obama administration’s self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov, its technology team is scrambling to build a new part of the Web site as a workaround that would enable more people to buy health insurance without relying directly on the site.

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NationalJournal: The Splintering of America’s Health System Is Underway

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Kathleen Sebelius testifies about the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Obamacare’s problems are creating two tiers of insurance exchanges, a scenario no one ever wanted to see.
By Dustin Volz
November 24, 2013

Red-State America’s abdication on Obamacare sparked fears of a nation divided, one in which some citizens enjoyed shiny new insurance exchanges while their brethren languished in failed or failing systems.

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WashPost: Troubled HealthCare.gov unlikely to work fully by end of November

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By Amy Goldstein, Juliet Eilperin and Lena H. Sun
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Software problems with the federal online health insurance marketplace, especially in handling high volumes, are proving so stubborn that the system is unlikely to work fully by the end of the month as the White House has promised, according to an official with knowledge of the project.

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By Amy Goldstein and Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post
Posted: 11/12/13, 5:17 AM PST |

Roughly 40,000 Americans have signed up for private insurance through the flawed federal online insurance marketplace since it opened six weeks ago, according to two people with access to the figures.

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InlandPolitics: New Yorker cover says it all!

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From left to right. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and President Barack Obama.

Friday, November 1, 2013 – 08:45 a.m.

The news is out.

Guess the number of people enrolling in Obamacare on the first day?

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TIME: Exclusive: Password-Reset Security Glitch Fixed on HealthCare.gov

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By Michael Scherer @michaelschererOct. 28, 20134 Comments

A security flaw in the original design of HealthCare.gov that could have disclosed e-mail and other account information to hackers was eliminated Monday during an overnight fix, a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesman has told TIME.

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Reuters: Data center glitch is latest problem in ‘Obamacare’ rollout

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By David Morgan and Sharon Begley
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK | Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:36pm EDT

(Reuters) – A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program’s troubled rollout.

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WashPost: Sebelius on national damage-control tour over Obamacare Web site

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By Melinda Henneberger
Published: October 25 E-mail the writer

AUSTIN — Maybe an uninsured tennis pro offering to give Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius some help with her game wasn’t quite the Obamacare poster person you imagined the administration would put front and center at a PR event here Friday.

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InlandPolitics: Obamacare disaster bad for Congressional Democrats

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

A few months ago I said that the onset of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would likely be problematic for Democrats at the national level.

That prognostication is starting to ring true.

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WashPost: Health insurance exchange launched despite signs of serious problems

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By Lena H. Sun and Scott Wilson
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Days before the launch of President Obama’s online health ­insurance marketplace, government officials and contractors tested a key part of the Web site to see whether it could handle tens of thousands of consumers at the same time. It crashed after a simulation in which just a few hundred people tried to log on simultaneously.

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