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Health Law Sign-Ups Growing but Goal Still Elusive

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says about 1 million people signed up for private insurance under the health care law in January.
    
That extends a turnaround from early days when a dysfunctional website frustrated consumers.
    
Numbers released Wednesday show nearly 3.3 million people signed up from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1. Enrollment is gaining ground, but the government's initial target of 7 million by the end of March still seems like a stretch.
    
Officials aren't able to say how many of those who've signed up were previously uninsured - the law's ultimate test.
    
The latest numbers show wide gaps between states.
    
At least 10 states have met or surpassed sign-up targets.
    
Surprisingly, the worst performers include four jurisdictions where the law has strong support: Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and the District of Columbia.

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