March 30, 2014 Daily Poll

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(WWLP) – Americans have until the end of the day Monday, March 31, to get started signing up for health insurance on the new online marketplaces. The federal government is running the sites for 36 states; the rest are running their own.

People who don’t get themselves some sort of health insurance – through an employer, Medicare, Medicaid, on the exchanges or elsewhere – in their must pay an extra tax next year. But there areplenty of exceptions, and the Obama administration detailed a few more this week.

An estimated 16 percent of Americans went without health insurance last year, and one of the main purposes of the 2010 Affordable Care Act was to get them covered.

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