Late surge buoys rolls at health exchanges

Posted: May 2, 2014 at 3:10 a.m.

Insurance marketplace guide Chris Casazza helps Johanne Jean Louis sign up for health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Milford, Del., in late March.

The number of people signing up for health insurance through the federal marketplace soared in the final weeks before the enrollment deadline, exceeding the number who had signed up in the previous five months, President Barack Obama’s administration said Thursday.

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