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Birth pains for Obama's health-care plan

Rollout of government programme under scrutiny after fewer people than expected signed up.

Last updated: 01 Jan 2014 17:26
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President Barack Obama's signature health-care plan is being rolled out across the US.

January 1 marks the day when health insurance through the Affordable Care Act becomes available to millions of Americans. But the programme is under intense criticism after the government's health-care website experienced some breakdown, leaving millions unable to sign up.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington DC.

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