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October 23, 2014

Last-Minute Surge of Obamacare Sign-Ups

“After months of technical glitches and political tumult, a burst of last-minute insurance shoppers illustrated the growing appetite for Obamacare and the enormous challenges ahead in making the massive healthcare expansion work,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

“On Monday, the crush of consumers prompted the Obama administration to put thousands of applicants on hold and push back another key enrollment deadline to Tuesday. This unexpected move came despite weeks of computer fixes aimed at improving the troubled HealthCare.gov website.”

The Hill: “The Obama administration had long predicted a crush of interest in the days and hours leading up to enrollment deadlines, and is now hoping for an eleventh-hour surge to make up for lost time.”

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