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Signed Up For Obamacare? How to Make Sure You're Really Enrolled

Signed Up For Obamacare? How to Make Sure You're Really Enrolled
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Americans have until Dec. 23 to buy health plans that take effect Jan. 1 through healthcare.gov. The Obama administration’s latest numbers (PDF) show that, through the end of November, 2.3 million people applied and were judged eligible to purchase coverage through the site or other state-based marketplaces, but only 365,000 of them had actually selected a health plan.

The next big risk ahead for the Affordable Care Act: if people who believe they’ve enrolled in insurance can’t get care when they start showing up to clinics and hospitals in January.