The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday reported 74,000 new sign-ups on from Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, bringing total federal Obamacare enrollments to 8.7 million for the 38 states covered by the online exchange.

With another 2.7 million people having signed up on the state exchanges thus far, total enrollment for 2016 stands at about 11.4 million, with open enrollment not closing until Jan. 31.

The stated goal is to have 10 million paying customers for 2016, with the emphasis on “paying” since not everyone who signs up actually pays the premiums all year.

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