Health Highlights: Feb. 18, 2015

February 18, 2015 2:04 PM

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A preliminary estimate shows that 11.4 million Americans signed up for subsidized private health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act, the White House said Tuesday evening.

The final number could be higher because federal officials have given an extension to people who started their applications but couldn't finish them before last Sunday's deadline. The new deadline for these people is Sunday, Feb. 22, the Associated Press reported.

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