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WASHINGTON -- The first open-enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has, for the most part, ended.
So now what?
Analysts say they have plenty of questions as last-minute stragglers who attest to starting the process before enrollment ended are allowed to finish the job.
The Obama administration says it is on track to meet the original estimate of 7 million enrollees set by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) despite the rocky rollout of Healthcare.gov, the federal health exchange site.
But questions range from who signed up -- if they're young and healthy or previously uninsured -- to how the new pool of people will affect next year's premiums. As insurers gauge just how involved they want to be in the next round, advocacy groups are figuring out what they can do better to sign up groups that missed the March 31 call, such as young Hispanic men. And conservatives will continue to ignore the administration's numbers until the insurers release the numbers of people who have paid their first month's premiums.