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Health Care Sign-Ups Hit 5 Million Mark

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The Obama administration says more than 5 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the new health care law.
That still leaves about 1 million to go over the next two weeks for the White House to meet its latest goal of 6 million enrolled by March 31.
That would work out to more than 70,000 people a day. And some independent analysts say that's a stretch.
Medicare administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the 5-million milestone in a blog post Monday.
March 31 is the last day to enroll for a taxpayer-subsidized health plan through the new online markets, or exchanges.
It's still unclear whether the White House will grant an additional grace period for people who've started -- but not finished -- their applications by that date. (AP)

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