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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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kjb122854 April 10 2014 at 12:13 PM

Another entitlement for the lazy losers that is paid for by the working americans. That what the Democrats due. Cater to their base and keep them dependent on government so they can own their vote. They will have 60 % of america on some entitlements regardless if it destroys this great country so they can stay in office.

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jnel713 kjb122854 April 10 2014 at 12:15 PM

That's obamas goal from the start. The more dependent, the more power the democrats have.

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sksnyder25 kjb122854 April 10 2014 at 12:18 PM

Every time I read a post like yours I have to laugh. The states receiving the most in handouts from the Federal Government are RED states which means they vote REPUBLICAN not Democrat. So your post just shows how uninformed you are. The more government hand outs a states receives the more Republican that state votes. Check it out if you don't believe me. Of course you Republicans never were big on facts. So if 60% are on entitlements and we know that 60% is voting overwhelming REPUBLICAN you would have to say the REPUBLICANS are destroying this great country.

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nhpaul51 sksnyder25 April 10 2014 at 1:02 PM

What are you drinking? There are more Democrats and illegals on the dole than Republicans. Which party thinks that they know best? The one in the White House.

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jeff April 10 2014 at 11:29 AM

And 4.2 million can't find a doctor worth a damn to take the insurance. What a used car salesman.

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jdwlor jeff April 10 2014 at 11:32 AM

Jeff, where do you get this BS? Fox news no doubt.

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arkady967 April 10 2014 at 11:28 AM

Sigh. Journalism died a long time ago. I think the lack of objective analysis evidenced here is akin to the stench of its rotting corpse. For instance, what was the response, in terms of questions asked, and replies to said announcement? Probably, for the most part, "I don't know," or "We don't collect that sort of data." But possibly not. Still, the lack of analysis points to the former. I think it probably means the hearing went very poorly for Sebelius in terms of an actual exchange of real information. But, since there's no journalism employed we're left with kind of information more suitable for the selling of commercial dish detergent, maybe baking soda.

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Dave Robbins April 10 2014 at 11:27 AM

If you believe that I have a bridge for sale.

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arkady967 Dave Robbins April 10 2014 at 11:29 AM

And if you don't like this one, Sir, I've another I can show you. It's just down the river.

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kjb122854 Dave Robbins April 10 2014 at 11:38 AM

You bought it! Obama lies!

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fixerupr April 10 2014 at 11:26 AM

Using the number of people who sign up as a metric for success is flawed since you are required by law to do so.

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valerinos fixerupr April 10 2014 at 11:28 AM

can you tell me who doesnt want to have health insurance? maybe God?!

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rts4774 April 10 2014 at 11:25 AM

. We ain't seen nothin yet This is like watching the puppet show

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snow93ball April 10 2014 at 5:21 PM

How many of those have paid for the insurance . Jack 1971

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art6111 snow93ball April 10 2014 at 5:35 PM

If they even know that, they aren't telling us. I heard that the "back end" of the website that connects to insurance companies is not done yet.

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markallentunney art6111 April 10 2014 at 6:38 PM

Did you also hear the GOP wants you to adopt the right to work for less, take away your kids education, pay your wife two thirds of what you make, tell you god runs this country, and that you have to discriminate against the poor, sick, gay, and colored people that make up this country?

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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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spt0709wlt April 10 2014 at 6:12 PM

What if it wasn't the law how many people would sign up for it. They are forcing people's hands to take the insurance then turn around and brag about how many people are on it

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kittenblu April 10 2014 at 3:37 PM

7.5 million is less then the population of New York. Thats one city in this country. Okay so what about the rest of the country? Like 310,000,000 more people out there. Im sorry, Im not buyin into this lame party over nothing.

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