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  • Yeah, Right! Triumphant President Says 7 Million Enrolled in Obamacare

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    President Obama today basked in the glow of “7.1 million” – the number of Americans the White House said had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, what the president embraced yet again as “Obamacare.”

    “Despite several lost weeks out of the gate because of the website, 7.1 million Americans have signed up,” Obama said to applause in what resembled a late-afternoon pep rally in the Rose Garden.

    “The debate over repealing this law is over,” the president added. “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

    Hours earlier, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that by the midnight deadline 7,041,000 Americans had enrolled on the federal and state-run insurance marketplaces that are part of Obamacare.

    “Today, we can say definitely that at midnight last night…I think it’s fair to say we surpassed everyone’s expectations, at least everyone in this room,” Carney told reporters.

    Neither Obama nor Carney said how many of the enrollees had paid their first month’s premiums or disclosed any demographics. In its enrollment reports, the administration has identified enrollees as Americans who have selected plans from state or federally run insurance marketplace websites, such as HealthCare.gov, but has not disclosed …read more

    Source: The Heritage Foundation