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Obamacare: A Midterm Report Card
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Jan 14, 2014 - 2:05:50 PM

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The first half of the Obamacare open enrollment period is over, and yesterday,federal health officials announced sign-up figures from the first three months.

After a disastrous start, HealthCare.gov(which handles enrollment for 36 states) began functioning properly. It, along with state-run insurance exchanges, netted more than 2.1 million signups between Oct. 1 and Dec. 28. <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pixel.propublica.org/pixel.js" async="true"></script>

But are sign-ups on pace to meet theCongressional Budget Office's projection of 7 million this year? And is there an adequate balance between young and old, sick and healthy, to keep costs in line? That's harder to say.

Here's what we know:

Here's what we don't know:



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