Obamacare Exceeds Goal: 8 Million Sign Up

obamacare_400_360_360Open enrollment for Obamacare ended last night at midnight. The 7 million target was exceeded on the last day to sign up for ObamaCare.

President Obama confirmed that 8 million had signed up by mid April.

Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online markets created under President Obama’s signature legislation.

Early website problems made that target appear unattainable.

During the last week of open enrollment, a technical glitch was preventing people from filing new applications. A tech team, though, was brought in and resolved the issue.

The website, which was receiving 1.5 million visitors a day last week, had recorded about 2 million through 3 p.m. EDT. Call centers have more than 840,000 calls.

The White House said that more than 6 million Americans have signed up for private insurance plans since October 1 through the federal and state ObamaCare exchanges — a major accomplishment toward the White House’s goal of 7 million enrollees by March 31, considering the disastrous start.

Although open enrollment ended at midnight, the White House announced that Americans who have unsuccessfully tried to enroll by March 31 now have until mid-April to complete registration.

The White House and other supporters of the law were hoping for an enrollment surge that would confound skeptics and they got what they hoped for but some skeptics refuse to admit they were wrong.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Monday that Republicans remain committed to repealing ObamaCare. The congress has voted [unsuccessfully] over fifty times to appeal Obamacare.

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