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Health care signups falling short
San Francisco Chronicle

With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough.

New signup numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Obama’s health care law, but not enough to guarantee that Americans who want and need coverage by Jan. 1 will be able to get it. Crunch time is now, as people face a Dec. 23 deadline to sign up if they are to have coverage by New Year’s.

That means more trouble for the White House, too, after months of repairing a dysfunctional enrollment website.

Next year could start with a new round of political recriminations over the Affordable Care Act.

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