White House Says Over 7 Million Will Sign Up For Obamacare

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Over 7 million people are set to have signed up for health care, beating past government expectations, according to the Associated Press.  


The Congressional Budget Office had previously said that 7 million would sign up, but the number was scaled back after the botched rollout of the website meant to sign people up for the law.  Yesterday was the deadline for people to sign up for health care so they wouldn’t be fined for not having health insurance.

The rush of new people trying to sign up for Obamacare caused more website glitches, though HealthCare.gov did not crash. Millions are still eligible for extensions to get more time to sign up for health care.

The actual number may be even higher.  Yesterday, the Los Angeles Time reported that 9.5 million people had garnered insurance under Obamacare, the most significant expansion of health care since the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid.

"I think the prayer of the conservatives that this would collapse just didn't get answered," Princeton University health economist Uwe Reinhardt told CNN.

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