Obama lauds health care sign-ups of over 7 million

Obama lauds health care sign-ups of over 7 million

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks about the Affordable Care Act as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) watches in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. Following yesterday's deadline to enroll in Obamacare health insurance it was reported that the administration surpassed its target of 7 million people in signing up.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverage by Monday's midnight deadline. He's praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall.

Obama says the law has not fixed the health care system but it has made it a lot better. He says there is no reason to go back, in an apparent reference to Republican efforts to repeal the law.

Obama made his remarks in the White House Rose Garden Tuesday after his administration announced the key milestone in the 4-year-old law. The total surpasses a threshold that had once been in doubt because of computer setbacks at the start of sign-ups in the fall.

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