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New sign-up under health care law gets lukewarm reception
San Francisco Chronicle

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance are getting a second chance to sign up, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured.

But after the enrollment window reopened Sunday, it’s unclear how many know about the time-limited opportunity, let alone are taking advantage of it.

Fines payable to the IRS are the stick behind the offer of taxpayer-subsidized private insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law.