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Obamacare: Enrollment deadline looms
The Mercury News

As the midnight Sunday deadline looms for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Californians to sign up for a health care plan — or face steep fines — it’s gut check time for them, but also for Covered California.

The state’s health care insurance exchange established under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, kicked off its third annual open enrollment on Nov. 1. Since then, exchange officials say, 1.18 million people who enrolled last year had selected a plan, while another 329,000 newcomers had done the same.