Karyn Jackson (right) helped Fernando Rico, of Pasadena, Calif., complete a Covered California application for health insurance at an enrollment fair in 2014. Allen J. Schaben/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Will HealthCare.gov Get A California-Style Makeover?
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Aymara Marchante (from left) and Wiktor Garcia talked with Maria Elena Santa Coloma, an insurance adviser with UniVista Insurance, during February 2015 sign-ups for health plans in Miami, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Obamacare Deploys New Apps, Allies To Persuade The Uninsured
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Defeat By Deductible: Millennials Aren't Hip To Health Insurance Lingo
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Dallas insurance agent Jo Ann Charron has worked with clients to help clear confusion over subsidies offered by plans on the federal health insurance exchange. This sort of free guidance can save insurance shoppers time and money, agents say. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Texas Insurance Brokers Play Bigger Role In 2015's Obamacare
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Elisa Carrero assists Julian Gauiria, of Paterson, N.J., with enrollment in the health insurance exchange in November. Signups continue to be brisk, health officials say. Tyson Trish/North Jersey/Landov hide caption

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Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law
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Consumers can window shop on HealthCare.gov leading up to open enrollment, which starts Saturday. AP hide caption

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HealthCare.gov's Tech Improvements Mean You Can Now Window Shop
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Under Kevin Counihan, Connecticut's health insurance exchange used concerts and storefront offices to reach customers. Courtesy of Chion Wolf/WNPR hide caption

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President Obama announced in early April that more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance through the exchanges. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story
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Maritza Martinez worked with an insurance agent at a kiosk in a Miami mall to find the right health insurance plan for 2014. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Lessons Learned For 2015 From This Year's Obamacare Sign-Ups
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