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San Francisco Chronicle

Sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the website was working well. More than 1 million people picked a plan from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, bringing the total to nearly 2.5 million, said Health and Human Services officials. “It’s been a strong start,” said Andy Slavitt, overseeing the second year rollout. “Our call center and our technology have done their jobs — so far.”