DETROIT (WWJ) – Monday is the deadline to sign up for Obamacare. But will people sign up as required?

The legal name for what’s been termed Obamacare is the Affordable Care Act, and the deadline for obtaining the health insurance is March 31, if not, you will pay a penalty reports WWJ’s Charlie Langton.

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After six tumultuous months, open enrollment on the new Obamacare marketplaces comes to a close. Once enrollment is over, a look at the marketplaces will give the nation a better picture of how well the Affordable Care Act is functioning. It’s already perfectly clear, though — to voters and lawmakers alike — that the law is a work in progress.

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The first few months of open enrollment were disastrous, after HealthCare.gov — the site that serves as the Obamacare portal for 36 states — was launched with major technical problems. Still, the administration says it has largely recovered, with more than 6 million Americans enrolling in private insurance as of Thursday.

Roughly one million people remain uninsured in Michigan and it’s unknown whether those people will sign up before the federal deadline.

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