Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

By JOSH LEDERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

(HONOLULU, AP) — The Obama administration says its rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark.

Independent experts say that should put total enrollment in the new private insurance plans offered on both federal and state-run markets at about 2 million people through the end of the year.

That would be about two-thirds of the administration’s original goal of signing up 3.3 million by Dec. 31, and would represent 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.

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