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The figure is above the Government's target of 7 million. Republicans were against the Act from the beginning and their demand to repeal the law heightened when there were initial hiccups in enrolment. The website showed some technical snags and there were problems during registration in the first few months. All these had demoralised the Democrats who thought the result would directly reflect in the mid-term election in November 2014.

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Users of the federal heath care exchange site have been advised to change their passwords this weekend after the Obama administration reviewed the government's vulnerability to the Heartbleed Internet security bug. 

Senior administration officials told the Associated Press that there was no indication that the HealthCare.gov site had been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution.

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FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Users of the federal heath care exchange site have been advised to change their passwords this weekend after the Obama administration reviewed the government's vulnerability to the Heartbleed Internet security bug. 

Senior administration officials told the Associated Press that there was no indication that the HealthCare.gov site had been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution.

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Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong" and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.

Sebelius, who led the agency through the problem-plagued rollout, made her comments in an interview that aired Sunday on “NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the first interview since she announced her resignation Thursday.

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Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong" and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.

Sebelius, who led the agency through the problem-plagued rollout, made her comments in an interview that aired Sunday on “NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the first interview since she announced her resignation Thursday.

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Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong" and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.

Sebelius, who led the agency through the problem-plagued rollout, made her comments in an interview that aired Sunday on “NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the first interview since she announced her resignation Thursday.

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Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong" and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.

Sebelius, who led the agency through the problem-plagued rollout, made her comments in an interview that aired Sunday on “NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the first interview since she announced her resignation Thursday.

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On her school campus, Saira Murillo reads before heading to class.
On her school campus, Saira Murillo reads before heading to class.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Administration official: DACA was never intended to provide federal assistance
  • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced bill to give legal immigrants health insurance
  • Some say services for undocumented immigrants would encourage illegal immigration
  • "Lack of health coverage has been a big problem for me. I've relied on home remedies"
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On her school campus, Saira Murillo reads before heading to class.
On her school campus, Saira Murillo reads before heading to class.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Administration official: DACA was never intended to provide federal assistance
  • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced bill to give legal immigrants health insurance
  • Some say services for undocumented immigrants would encourage illegal immigration
  • "Lack of health coverage has been a big problem for me. I've relied on home remedies"
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Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. 

Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object.

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