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Health care signups reach 6 million-plus
Sacramento Bee

More than 6 million Americans have signed up for private coverage on the nation’s health insurance marketplaces, surpassing the Congressional Budget Office estimate for first-year enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. President Barack Obama announced the coverage milestone during a conference call from Rome, where he met Thursday with Pope Francis, with thousands of health care “navigators” and volunteers whose nationwide grassroots efforts helped inform people about the new marketplaces and the controversial health law that led to their creation.