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15 facts about health care reform

POSTED: 2:41 PM Sep 12 2013   UPDATED: 11:15 AM Mar 26 2014

The Obama administration has extended the March 31 deadline for people who are having difficulty getting health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace. Take a look at some of the law's most significant policies, consequences and facts.

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Most of the attention has been on problems with the Affordable Care Act's website the past few weeks, but there's still much confusion about what the health care law will mean for families and small businesses.

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President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of people have signed up for health care insurance through the federal marketplaces, and faulted Republicans who are still angling to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

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The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama administration announced it surpassed its April 1 target, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee Thursday.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning

Kathleen Sebelius, 10-30-2013

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her position as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a White House official said Thursday.

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

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A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.