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Overall, 54 percent of all enrollees were female and 46 percent male, according to the report.

The Congressional Budget Office projected that 7 million people would enroll in private plans by the end of March, so the pace of enrollment is lagging behind that goal.

On Capitol Hill, GOP critics of the law have shifted from repeated attempts to repeal the law to more nuanced attempts to point out its potential flaws. In particular, they’ve suggested that enrollees’ are putting their personal data at risk on the Obamacare portals.

Republican critics also say the law is disrupting doctor networks that patients enjoy and forcing young people to effectively subsidize sicker consumers’ care.

They’ve also criticized the rate of Medicaid enrollments compared to those selecting private health insurance.

Some of the Medicaid enrollment may be from the “woodwork” population that only recently discovered their eligibility, yet under Obamacare more than half the states expanded the entitlement program within their borders to those making up 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

Roughly 3.9 million people had been deemed eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program through the state-run exchanges as of the end of November, which includes people who renewed existing eligibility and people who were newly eligible. As of Dec. 28, more than 751,000 have been determined or assessed eligible for Medicaid of CHIP through the federal marketplace.

Monday’s report is the third monthly installment released by the Obama administration since the health exchanges opened on Oct. 1. The administration counted sign-ups through Dec. 28, and some states could only provide partial data sets.

California’s state-run exchange led the way with 498,794 enrollments, while New York’s chalked up 156,902. Among federal-exchange states, Florida brought in 158,030 enrollees, and Texas and North Carolina also recorded more than 100,000 sign-ups.

About 60 percent of enrollees in private coverage selected a silver plan, which offers mid-level coverage in the metal spectrum of plans available on the marketplace. Among the rest, 20 percent selected a lower-level bronze plan, 13 percent selected a higher-level gold plan and 7 percent selected a top-level platinum plan.

One percent enrolled in a catastrophic plan, a figure that is associated with people who lost plans that did not meet Obamacare’s coverage requirements in the new year.

Mr. Obama allowed these people to apply for a hardship exemption and purchase catastrophic plans, although health officials on Monday could not quantify how many people had taken this route.