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Obama: 4 million have signed up for insurance under Obamacare

Published on Feb 26, 2014 11:18 AM
A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) sign-up page on the website in New York in this photo illustration taken on Oct 2, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that some 4 million people had signed up for health insurance through exchanges provided by his signature healthcare law known as Obamacare.

Obama made the comments to a gathering put together by OrganiSing for Action, a political group formed from his 2012 campaign apparatus.

A full enrollment report for February will be released in mid-March, the lead Obamacare agency, the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a statement.

The figure given by Obama showed an increase of 700,000 from the 3.3 million people who had enrolled in private Affordable Care Act plans from Oct 1 to Feb 1. Enrollment has picked up momentum since the botched rollout of the website in October.

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