(Bloomberg) -- About 1.5 million people dropped off healthinsurance coverage rolls this year after failing to pay forpolicies they picked on the Obamacare marketplaces.

That left 10.2 million covered by Affordable Care Act policiesas of March 31, up from 6.3 million at the end of 2014, the Centersfor Medicare & Medicaid Services said today. Eighty- fivepercent got subsidies to help them afford coverage.

President Barack Obama’s administration had expected that somepeople would pick plans and then not follow through, and set a goalto have at least 9.1 million people paying for coverage boughtthrough government-run marketplaces this year.

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