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To Counter Obamacare Slowdown, Obama Tries Comedy

UPDATED AT 5PM | The White House still expects a surge of enrollment in health plans ahead of the March 31 deadline for uninsured Americans to sign up, even as officials announced Tuesday afternoon that fewer people had enrolled in February than the months before.

About 943,000 people got health plans through healthcare.gov and state exchanges last month, fewer than in January or December but enough to push total enrollment to 4.2 million (PDF) so far.