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Obamacare Tops 6 Million Signups

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(CNN, March 27, 2014) — More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as a crush of people raced to get health insurance before the March 31 deadline.

Administration officials announced the milestone Thursday amid an intense outreach drive. There were more than 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov and more than 430,000 calls to the call centers on Wednesday.

Those who’ve started the application by next Monday but are unable to finish because of technical issues will receive more time to complete the process, officials have said.

Reaching 6 million is a symbolic victory for the Obama administration following the botched launch in October.

The Congressional Budget Office most recently estimated 6 million Americans would enroll in Obamacare in 2014, down from its initial 7 million projection.

The administration did not release a specific enrollment target, but adopted the CBO’s figure as a goal.

But just how many people fully enroll in the program this year remains to be seen. The latest figures reflect those picking plans, not paying their premiums. Only those who pay their first month’s premium are considered enrolled, while those who don’t pay have their policy selections canceled.

Insurers have said that the share of people sending in payments is in the 80% range.

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6 comments

  • TheFoundingFathers

    To bad it's just another lie. Truly it is in the negative if you factor in the over 7 million that lost their coverage because of Obama's stupid ass.

  • dapandico

    Once upon a time…………………………………..

    How many actually have coverage and were able to keep their Doctors?

    • TheFoundingFathers

      Well according to most it's somewhere around 10% that will get to keep their Doctors. And if you require cancer or other expensive therapy well you might want to make funeral arrangements ASAP.

  • Anonymous

    So, The head Thug bullied 6 million sycophants to sign up for this farce, Huh?!!!
    [sarcasm]How nice, Life goes on while Mooshelle travels and he spends an exorbitant amount of time out golfing!
    While this country is cow towing to his plan to run everything into the ground!

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