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  1. Only a Handful of People Enrolled on Healthcare.Gov the First Day

    In what is looking like the worst opening number since Rob Lowe began the 1989 Academy Awards by singing “Proud Mary” with Snow White, it now appears that only six people successfully enrolled on HealthCare.gov on its first day. The figures, contained in documents released by the GOP-controlled House Oversight Committee, also indicate that just 248 people had enrolled by the end Day 2. On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress that she could not yet give any enrollment figures, and HHS claims that it will be releasing official figures in a report later this month. Hopefully the official opening tally will require more than two hands to count up.

    Sources: USA Today, NBC News

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