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Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

7.5 Million Have Signed Up For Health Coverage Through Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says 7.5 million Americans have now signed up for health coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.

That's a 400,000 increase from the 7.1 million that Obama announced last week at the end of the law's open enrollment period. The figure exceeded expectations, a surprise election-year success for the law after a disastrous roll-out.

Sebelius disclosed the new figure during a hearing Thursday before the Senate Finance Committee.

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dmschuby April 10 2014 at 11:31 AM

democrats and repulicans have had their health care paid by taxpayers for years
do your research before posting

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derealest April 10 2014 at 12:17 PM

"Signed up"? Has any one defined "signed up"? These shameless politicians make these little sound bites and then disappear. Exceeds expectations? Nothing will surprise me any more about this administrations attempt to spin their way out of the worst legislation ever passed.

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Angela9 April 10 2014 at 12:17 PM

How many of them have actually paid? How many are on medicaid? How many had lost their coverage? So many questions NOT answered!

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finsjk April 10 2014 at 6:20 PM

Signed up seems to be a phased used but never the termed paid up. Insurance companies are already preparing us for Shock and Awe. Recents statements from them about the demograhpics being the sickest people coming on board and not the younger, healthier ones who are needed to make it a viable effort. Once the fall rolls around and the new premiums are posted, then we will see if ACA is a good program for all. I hope so since it will be a very large expense to the taxpayers for years to come.

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okitori finsjk April 10 2014 at 11:19 PM

The new gimmick is that they won't release info before the 2014 mid term elections. Obama did the same thing before his 2012 election. Do you think people would have voted for Obama had they known about keeping their insurance and doctors was not going to be possible? Lie, Lie, Lie and until people figure it out by then it's too late for them to do anything about it.

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krug1284 finsjk April 11 2014 at 9:47 AM

Just as expencive as the tax cuts for the so called "job creators". Those tax cuts and corporate welfare policies have made the banks in the Camans rich. At the same time cost 5.7 million Americans good paying health insurance provide manufacturing jobs. Health insurance was a big part of benefits given to manufacturing workers. Corporate America didn't mant to pay these benefits anymore so the lobbied for lower tarrifs and more free trade agreements. Once they got them they moved American manufacturing jobs over seas. That created an income problem an unemployment problem and then it contributed to the uninsured problem. But the GOP wont tell you this. They wont tell you they cut food stamps but increased crop insurance subsidies for corporate farms. They cut military spending. Not on tanks but on retired military personal retirement pay. Please the GOP is doing and has done more to hurt the working class Americans then they want you to know. Why don't you ever see Fox news talking about the loss of 5.7 million manufacturing jobs. Because it was the GOP policies that caused it.

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only23cents April 10 2014 at 1:05 PM


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boatjob1 April 10 2014 at 1:02 PM

Hilariously uninteresting dribble, you HAVE to know that those “Breath Tax” numbers are WAY OFF….. If you believe this article, PLEASE contact me! I have some rare one of a kind items to sell you.

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violetvalerieviolet boatjob1 April 10 2014 at 1:08 PM

i dont understand why u think people would not want health care that they could afford and could not be denied because of preexisting conditions. obama ran on that, and he won. i know u guys seem to think u are the majority, even after losing the election, but u are not.

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samwildy boatjob1 April 10 2014 at 1:18 PM


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dago&betty April 10 2014 at 12:22 PM

So how many are new,how many have paid how many are young and how many are in medicaid,what happened to those numbers,guess they still don't know,RIGHT..???????..2014 2016

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Ray Doc April 10 2014 at 2:43 PM

So many detractors... So much hatred

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joper201 Ray Doc April 10 2014 at 3:25 PM

Why is it automatically called hatred when one disagrees with any democrat proposal???

The Conservative's I know realize hatred is a wasteful, debilitating affliction.
It robs one of the ability to think objectively and analytically.
It's obvious by your intolerance of others idea's that you are afflicted with hatred.
Hatred, like ignorance, can be cured with education and the desire to think objectively.
Stop judging others by your own morals.

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anthdif April 10 2014 at 11:13 AM

I guess everything is relative. The joy the administration feels because they simply set a goal of sign-ups, ignoring where those sign-ups have come from and forgetting the original goal of insuring the uninsured is misplaced. It is hard to tell people who are desperate to feel happy about a program that punishes the middle-class that it isn't achieving its original intent. Ok, wallow in your self proclaimed success while I pay 40% higher premiums for my health care. There are many more like me than like you. Good luck.

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seg003 anthdif April 10 2014 at 11:29 AM

I don't believe you. Prove that you are now paying 40% more. Because if you had crappy insurance before, you were allowed a one year exemption to keep it. My insurance is less expensive under the ACA. Better coverage and no caps or denial of services. I am 50 and NOT subsidised.

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mdmarak April 10 2014 at 11:22 AM

Not only has the web site failed.........so has the calculator they are using!!!!!

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nnealj1 mdmarak April 10 2014 at 11:30 AM

You can only wish...it's tough when reality doesn't live up to Republican expectations of failure....

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