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Obamacare sign-ups beat projections in U.S., California
Inside Bay Area

Good news on two fronts for President Barack Obama’s health care law surfaced Thursday after health plan enrollment numbers reported by California and the White House wildly exceeded expectations.

Obama announced that 8 million Americans had signed up for plans, 1 million more than projected.

Meanwhile, a concerted, late-stage effort by California’s health insurance exchange to expand outreach efforts, particularly in Latino communities, helped boost private health insurance sign-ups in the Golden State to almost 1.4 million.