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money lead

June 4th, 2014
05:23 PM ET

The American Dream is out of reach

(CNN) – The American Dream is impossible to achieve in this country.

So say nearly 6 in 10 people who responded to CNNMoney's American Dream Poll, conducted by ORC International. They feel the dream - however they define it - is out of reach.

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politics lead

January 13th, 2014
04:44 PM ET

The truth behind Obamacare 6 million figure

(CNNMoney) - The Obama administration is trumpeting that 6 million people have health coverage thanks to Obamacare.

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post Monday that "More than 6 million Americans have now either signed up for a private health insurance plan through the Marketplace or for Medicaid coverage."

But the numbers are somewhat misleading. Here are the figures:

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national lead

November 13th, 2013
03:47 PM ET

Obamacare's first month: 106,000 signed up

Some 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare in its first month of operation, a period marred by major technological problems with both the federal and state enrollment websites.

Fewer than 27,000 Americans selected an insurance plan through the federal healthcare.gov site, which is handling enrollment for 36 states, according to figures released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The site is still far from fully operational, leaving tech experts racing to get it working by month's end, as the administration promised.

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