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Obamacare Website Upgraded to Highlight Costs as Sign-Ups Near

  • New system shows users what medical expenses likely to be
  • Administration targets 10 million covered by end of 2016

The Obama administration is working to make it easier for people to compare health plans and sign up for coverage on the U.S.-run website created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

New features on HealthCare.gov will help people to see how much insurance coverage will cost, once subsidies are included, and what their other medical-care expenses are likely to be. Enrollment for 2016 plans starts Nov. 1, and the federal website -- which is used by 38 states-- will let consumers preview plans starting on Sunday.