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Ashley Hentze, left, of Lakeland, Fla., gets help signing up for the Affordable Care Act from Kristen Nash, a volunteer with Enroll America, a private non-profit organization, Oct. 1, 2013. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Ashley Hentze, left, of Lakeland, Fla., gets help signing up for the Affordable Care Act from Kristen Nash, a volunteer with Enroll America, a private non-profit organization, Oct. 1, 2013. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Roughly 40,000 people signed up last month for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act marketplace that the federal government runs in 36 states.

Internal memos have shown that Obama administration officials had expected that 500,000 Americans would have enrolled for coverage by the end of the first month of sign-ups.

Sarah Kliff, health policy reporter for the Washington Post, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with details.

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This segment aired on November 12, 2013.

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