Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius J. Scott Applewhite/AP

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Obamacare Has Two Weeks to Enroll One Million People

Without a dramatic spike in enrollments, it's unlikely the administration will meet that goal.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that enrollments in Obamacare marketplaces have hit five million. Meaning that with two weeks until a key deadline, the administration is still a million enrollees short of its most recent goal.

Or, put another way: about 48.73 people need to enroll in an Obamacare exchange every minute until April 1 to hit the baseline of 6 million set by the Congressional Budget Office last month.

If you look at the graph of enrollments over time, you can see that without a dramatic spike in enrollments, that won't happen. Many people expected the pace of enrollments to pick up as the April 1 deadline approached; if it has picked up much, it has been a subtle increase. 

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