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April 17, 2014


8 Million People Signed Up for Obamacare

President Obama announced that "eight million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and that 35 percent are under the age of 35, countering the criticism that it would attract mainly older and sicker people," the New York Times reports.

"Obama also said that millions of the enrollees had purchased private insurance for the first time, strengthening the administration's case that the new health law was expanding coverage, not simply moving people from one insurance plan to another."

Said Obama: "This thing is working."

Wonk Wire has more on the surprise announcement.












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