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Hopes and fears as health law sign-up season opens
San Francisco Chronicle

The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul opened, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience. Obama says about a half-million people logged into the federal government’s website on Saturday, the first day of open enrollment. But the fear is that entrenched political opposition and renewed legal challenges may yet collapse the program that’s bringing health care to millions of previously uninsured Americans. The administration can’t afford another technology meltdown. With 7 million paying customers in new insurance markets, the Affordable Care Act has shown it is helping to reduce the number of uninsured.

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