Rate of uninsured Americans falls below 10%


ASSOCIATED PRESS: About one million people have signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: About one million people have signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

The Health and Human Services Department said Thursday that 943,934 new customers have signed up since open enrollment ended on Feb. 22, benefiting from “special enrollment periods” keyed to life changes and other circumstances.

It’s a flexible feature also common to the coverage people get through work. Sign-up opportunities for those experiencing changes such as having a baby or losing a job that came with health insurance are available year-round through HealthCare.gov and its state-run counterparts.

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