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Feds seek insurance sign-ups as clock ticks towards enrollment deadline
USA Today

Four days before an enrollment deadline they vow not to extend, federal health officials on Thursday tried to dismiss suggestions Affordable Care Act sign ups slowed in January and emphasized that momentum is building toward Jan. 31, which is the last chance for most uninsured individuals to get 2016 health insurance.

Instead, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, noted that December enrollment was particularly strong and he singled out 14 states — including Louisiana, North and South Dakota and Tennessee — where signups are running at least 20% higher than they were last year at this time.