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In this undated photo, Dr. Kevin DeAngela, a dentist from Buffalo, N.Y., left, and Alex Nguyen, a student from the University of Buffalo, right, work on Leah Combs of Cumberland Gap, Tenn., at a clinic in Maynardville, Tenn., that offers free care to the uninsured. AP Photo/Wade Payne

Obama sees surging health care sign-ups


WASHINGTON — His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that the government’s website is working better for consumers.

A total of more than 1 million people have enrolled since Oct. 1, Obama said at his end-of-the-year press conference. That’s a jump from Nov. 30 when just 365,000 had signed up for private insurance in the new federal and state markets offering subsidized coverage.

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