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Over One-Million People Sign-Up For Obamacare

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Nationwide, one-million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. That number falls short of the 3.3 million people the Obama administration expected to sign up by January 1.

Health officials said more than 1.1 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act from October first to December 24, when it closed for people to get insurance that will be effective by January 1. Nearly one-million of those people signed up this month.

"We have seen more people paying attention to what it means to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act website," said Jennifer McKee, Office of Securities and Insurance Communications Director.

Montana's Office of Securities and Insurance has seen a large number of people in Montana signing up for Obamacare since the website's technological glitches were fixed at the beginning of December.

"We noticed as the deadline approached, more and more people were asking our office more detailed questions," said McKee.

Montana is one of the 36 states where people have to sign up for Obamacare through the federal website. The number of Montanans who have signed up for healthcare has not yet been released. But, McKee said Montanans continue to sign up everyday.

"We have started hearing more and more success stories of people getting affordable health insurance through the federal website," said McKee.

If you missed last week's deadline for your coverage to begin January 1, you have until January 15 to sign up for plans that will be begin on February 1.

The Obama administration's goal is to sign up seven-million people for federal healthcare by the deadline of March 31.

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