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Only 7,000 Enroll in Obamacare in Obama's Home State

Only 7,000 Enroll in Obamacare in Obama's Home State

Illinois reported only 7,043 enrollments in Obamacare in the first two months of the program, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Chicago Tribune reports. The eventual goal is 300,000 Illinois enrollments.

The actual number of Illinois residents who have purchased an insurance plan remains unclear, since the data include those who have chosen an Obamacare policy but have yet to pay their first installment.

Nationwide, there were 365,000 such enrollments, far short of the 800,000 that the administration targeted. The federal exchange is not yet completely functional and some state exchanges do not work at all. 

California, which the administration and the president’s Organizing for Action identified as the flagship for the policy as a whole, led the way with over 100,000 signups but remains troubled by privacy concerns and other problems.

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