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Health Law Enrollment Figures Far Lower Than Initial Estimates

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November 13, 2013 AT 12:11 PM
New data shows that just over 100,000 people picked health plans in the first month of open enrollment through the state and federal insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, a figure far lower than the Obama administration initially estimated would sign up during that period. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius disclosed the much-anticipated numbers during a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, after House Republicans spent the morning grilling the White House chief technology officer, Todd Park, and other administration officials about how the HealthCare.gov website went so awry, and what is being done to fix it.