Created: 03/18/2014 6:28 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
This March 1, 2014, photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington.
Photo: Photo: AP/Jon Elswick
The Obama administration says more than 5 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the new health care law.
That still leaves about 1 million to go over the next two weeks for the White House to meet its latest goal of 6 million enrolled by March 31.
That would work out to more than 70,000 people a day. And some independent analysts say that's a stretch.
Medicare administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the 5-million milestone in a blog post Monday.
March 31 is the last day to enroll for a taxpayer-subsidized health plan through the new online markets, or exchanges.
It's still unclear whether the White House will grant an additional grace period for people who've started - but not finished - their applications by that date.
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