White House hits 7M Obamacare target


The government has met its goal for signing up 7M people for Obamacare by the end of March, with at least 7.1M people enrolling despite the technical chaos that accompanied the launch of the policy last year and then on Monday.

The number could rise further, as people finish the process even though the latest deadline has passed, and it doesn't include complete final-day figures from state exchanges.

Critics of the Affordable Care Act say key information is missing, such as how many people have paid premiums, how many already had insurance, and which plans have been bought.

Health insurers fear that they will have to sharply raise premiums for 2015 and beyond, as they haven't signed up enough young and healthy people who are less likely to need care.

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Comments (4)
  • dacama1
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    Liars.
    2 Apr 2014, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    Enough to give the GOP a heart attack.
    2 Apr 2014, 07:20 PM Reply Like
  • billy jones
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    And this does not include the one or two million kids that are still on their parents coverage and spending health care bucks. Regardless the ACA should drive health care stocks for the next 18 months just on new purchasers hitting the market.
    3 Apr 2014, 11:34 PM Reply Like
  • bob@flxxx.com
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    Drink the "cool Aid"..
    Bull crap!
    4 Apr 2014, 09:09 AM Reply Like
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