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California falling 400,000 short of health care sign-up goal
Sacramento Bee

California is falling short of its goal to sign up 1.7 million people for private insurance in the second year of the federal health expansion, but state officials hope to make up much of the difference this weekend.

Sunday is the open enrollment deadline to purchase individual health insurance through Covered California, the state’s exchange established under the Affordable Care Act. About 1.3 million people — 400,000 fewer than the goal — have either signed up for new coverage or started renewing coverage, the state reported Thursday.