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Updated: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:03:55 GMT | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

AP sources: Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

WASHINGTON - Government officials tell The Associated Press that President Barack Obama's health care law is on track to hit 7 million sign-ups as a result of a deadline-day surge.


AP sources: Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

Teresa Holmer, left, a health care navigator for the Shawnee County, Kan., Health Agency, counsels Topeka resident Tamika Terry about obtaining insurance coverage, Monday, March 31, 2014, at the public library in Topeka, Kan. Terry works for the U.S. Postal Service but hasn't yet qualified for federal benefits and is looking for coverage to tide her over. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

WASHINGTON - Government officials tell The Associated Press that President Barack Obama's health care law is on track to hit 7 million sign-ups as a result of a deadline-day surge.

Two officials spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement.

Seven million sign-ups was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for subsidized private health insurance offered through new online markets.

That was scaled back to 6 million after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov last fall.

The 7 million-mark would beat expectations.

It was in sight on a day when the administration saw surging consumer interest in the nation's newest social program, but struggled with repeated website glitches.

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