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Obamacare enrollment numbers fall far short of expectations

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Just 106,185 Americans signed up for an insurance plan through President Obama's health care law as of Nov. 2, far short of previous enrollment targets, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

Before the troubled launch of Obamacare, HHS had anticipated at least 500,000 Americans would enroll in October. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that seven million Americans would obtain insurance through March 31.

Of those enrollments, just 26,794, or about 25 percent, enrolled through the troubled federal Healthcare.gov website serving residents of 36 states.

The rest of the enrollments — 79,391 — came through the remaining state-based exchanges.

HHS also said that 396,261 Americans have been deemed eligible for coverage under the Medicaid expansion.

The CBO had projected 9 million Americans would participate in the Medicaid expansion in 2014.

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