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White House Says 6 Million Have Enrolled for Health Insurance

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WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday that more than 6 million people had signed up for medical insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law, exceeding the administration’s revised goal for enrollment by the Monday deadline.

Demand for new policies has surged in recent days as the open enrollment period draws to a close, the White House said, with 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov and 430,000 calls to the program’s call centers on Wednesday alone. The enrollment figure is up from 5 million a week ago.

Obama, who was traveling in Italy, held a conference call to thank volunteers who are helping to enroll uninsured Americans, officials said.

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