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Obamacare sign-ups pass 1 million mark

A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government’s rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said yesterday, reflecting new vigor for the problem-plagued federal insurance market.

Combined with numbers for state-run markets due in January, that should put total enrollment in the new private insurance plans under President Obama’s health law at about 2 million people through the end of the year, independent experts said.

That would be about two-thirds of the administration’s original goal of signing up 3.3 million by Dec. 31, a significant improvement given the technical problems that crippled the federal market during much of the fall. The overall goal remains to enroll 7 million people by March 31.

“It looks like current enrollment is around 2 million despite all the issues,” said Dan Mendelson, CEO of Avalere Health, a market analysis firm. “It was a very impressive showing for December.”

The administration said that of the more than 1.1 million people now enrolled in the federal insurance exchange, nearly 1 million signed up in December. The majority came days before a pre-Christmas deadline for coverage to start in January. Compare that with a paltry 27,000 in October, the federal website’s first, error-prone month.

putting lipstick on a pig. Only a LIDV does not know that the internals of the numbers shows an economic Disaster. Even ultra liberal Howard dead has spelled that out for you here: Obamacare Disaster Predictions Coming True - Even Howard Dean Agrees....http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/lt1800/obamacare-disaster-predictions-coming-true-even-ho; ....... Do the readers know Obama has an insurance company bailout written into the law . There’s something called “risk corridors,” which basically ensure that if an insurance company ends up paying a lot more in benefits than it takes in in premiums, then NObama will bail it out - a 100% democrat created disaster complete with a massive taxpayer bailout - democrats must be so proud of their Hitler type power grab

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