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Obamacare Enrollment Tops 6 Million, Meets Projection

President Obama took time out from his overseas travels to announce a major milestone for the ACA.
Obamacare Enrollment Tops 6 Million, Meets Projection
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I'm sure wingnut heads all over the country will be exploding shortly. Enrollment in Obamacare has now topped 6 million ahead of the deadline for 2014.

ThinkProgress:

On Thursday, President Obama announced on a call with volunteers that the number of Americans who have enrolled in health insurance plans under Obamacare has hit six million.

With several days left to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, the administration has met its target. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare enrollment would hit six million by the end of its enrollment period. Although the CBO initially projected a seven million enrollment figure, that number was revised down after technological issues plagued the insurance marketplaces’ websites this past fall.

Just ten days ago, the Obama administration announced that enrollments had hit five million— meaning that the pace of enrollment has significantly picked up recently, and a million Americans enrolled in less than two weeks. The White House has always anticipated a last-minute surge in enrollment, since previous efforts to enroll Americans in government-run health care programs have demonstrated that people typically wait until the last minute to sign up.

I wonder how Republicans will explain to all those millions why they want to take their healthcare away.

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