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Obamacare exchanges receive 476,000 applications
- Health-insurance exchanges have reportedly received 476,000 applications for coverage, White House officials have said, although they wouldn't say how many people have received coverage.
- It's not certain whether the Obamacare program is on course to enroll 7M people within the six-month sign-up period, as projected by the Congressional Budget Office
- The Web sites of the exchanges have been hit with numerous technical problems that have prevented people from buying coverage and caused health insurers to receive inaccurate information.
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