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Spike in HealthCare.gov sign-ups after slow week: 6 things to know

The number of consumers on HealthCare.gov shot up by 50 percent on Jan. 28, over the same time last week, as the open enrollment deadline looms, according to CNBC.

Here are six things to know:

1. The start to this week saw a low number of consumers shopping for health plans.

2. The Obama administration expects to see another rush of consumers enrolling in health plans in the coming days. The government increased ads and health official visits to encourage enrollment in the past week.  

3. Kevin Counihan, CEO of the federal insurance exchange, expressed assurance in the website's capability of handling increased traffic as the deadline approaches. He noted if consumers are waiting "in line" when the deadline passes, they will still be eligible for enrollment.

4. During the week of Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, HealthCare.gov saw more than 103,000 net sign-ups.

5. Although the federal government previously extended the deadline for open enrollment, there will be no more extensions.

6. The enrollment deadline is Sunday, Jan. 31.

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