President: Obamacare enrollments ‘close to 4 million’

By Meghashyam Mali | Washington Examiner

President Obama on Thursday said that enrollments in Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges were nearing 4 million, a rise from last week’s reported 3.3 million tally.

“Right now, we’ve already got close to 4 million Americans who have signed up for exchanges,” the president said in an address to the Democratic Governors Association dinner in Washington.

The new figure comes just days after Vice President Joe Biden suggested that the administration would fall short of their 7 million enrollment target by the March 31 open enrollment deadline.

The healthcare.gov website was launched in October with numerous technical glitches that undercut enrollment and weakened support for Obama’s signature domestic achievement. But the administration has sidestepped questions about whether they would reach their targets, saying only that their goal is to sign up as many consumers as they can.

at Washington Examiner.

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