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The latest chapter in the never-ending story of Obamacare expectations ends happily for the president, whose administration reported on Thursday that more people than anticipated enrolled in health care plans through the marketplace exchanges this year. 

 A total of 12.7 million Americans signed up for exchange plans before the Jan. 31 deadline, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced. That’s smack in the middle of the administration’s prediction that 11-14 million would sign up. 

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