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Here's How Many People Need To Sign Up For Obamacare To Break Even

An estimated 5 million Americans have had their health plans canceled under President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Here's how many people now need to sign up for new plans every day.

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Of those, about 27,000 people actually signed up for health plans through the federal site

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The Obama administration, as late as September, had expected nearly 500,000 people to enroll in the first month.


In order for everyone to retain insurance, 156,000 people will need to sign up for new health plans every day until Dec. 15 — the deadline for health coverage to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

Jon Passantino is the Los Angeles bureau chief for BuzzFeed News.

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