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Feds Make Push as Obamacare Sign-Up Deadline Arrives Tuesday
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Tuesday’s the last day for people to sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges if they want coverage to start Jan. 1, and federal officials are making a last-minute push.

This is the third year people will be able to buy federally subsidized health insurance on the government-sponsored exchanges, and while no one expects people to sign up in the millions like they did during the disastrous first-year rollout, officials said the websites were busy.

“At 1 p.m. ET today, we had 160,000 simultaneous users on HealthCare.gov — by far our biggest day this year,” Andy Slavitt, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said in a tweet Monday.

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