(Reuters) - About 6.4 million Americans have selected a new individual healthcare plan or have been automatically signed up again for a 2015 insurance plan through the HealthCare.gov website, a top U.S. health official said on Tuesday, putting the agency nearer its 9.1 million goal. The government agency's goal of having at least 9.1 million people enrolled in the government backed plans in 2015 compares with about 7 million in 2014, the first year of this new insurance created as part of the national healthcare reform law and offer income-based subsidies. The 6.4 million figure includes only plans sold in the 36 states that use HealthCare.gov. The rest of the states, including California and New York, have their own online exchanges and have started to report data separately. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said during a webcast press briefing that she expects to release nationwide enrollment in a monthly report next week. Out of the 6.4 million sign-ups, about 1.9 million are new customers and 4.5 million are re-enrollments, Burwell said. People who actively signed up for coverage in 2015 accounted for the mid to high 30 percent range of re-enrollments, she said. HealthCare.gov had set a Dec. 15 deadline for customers to actively shop for a new plan or to be re-enrolled automatically for coverage beginning Jan. 1. The enrollment period closes Feb. 15. (Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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Sergei Karpukhin/ReutersHot on the heels of embarrassing reports of Russian recruits fighting each other and Moscow loyalists calling for Kremlin ministers to kill themselves, it seems the rage against Vladimir Putin’s handling of his invasion of Ukraine is now openly being conveyed to the man himself by members of his own inner circle.A report Friday—which is Putin’s 70th birthday—said that one of the despot’s closest allies had openly challenged the disastrous way the war was being conducted.
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Women's rights activists are fighting to prevent a lawyer accused of beating his girlfriend from becoming a state judge.
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The exodus from the NFL contest grabbed headlines because of its weird timing.
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Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily BeastFirst, she stopped FBI special agents from even glancing at the classified documents they recovered from Mar-a-Lago. Then she appointed a special court referee that former President Donald Trump wanted to slow down the investigation over his mishandling of classified documents.But now, it’s clear District Court Judge Aileen Cannon already knew the Department of Justice was ready to hand Trump back a ton of personal records six days before she cla
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Richard Sherman blows a gasket after watching Russell Wilson lose on a pass at the goal line (again)
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The Broncos had an open receiver on their final play of overtime.
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The woman appeared to tell the Princess of Wales, "Ireland belongs to the Irish"
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Here are 12 baseball records that will never be broken, as Yankees Aaron Judge hits historic 62nd home run.
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The Daily BeastNew York City deployed a new tactic Friday morning in an effort to counter Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s increasing flow of migrant buses: drowning the bus companies and their drivers in traffic violations.Two more buses arrived at the city’s Port Authority Bus Terminal just after 6 a.m. Friday, adding to the more than 17,000 migrants Abbott has bused to New York in a sick political stunt.This time, however, a half-dozen uniformed members of the NYPD Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Safe
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