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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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carol237 April 10 2014 at 11:32 AM

there are over 308 million people in the USA and the dummies are so happy 7.6 million signed up.That is a big laugh and shows how stupid some people are.Don't believe that many have signed up either as all the democrats are doing is a big lie and they think we believe them

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jnel713 April 10 2014 at 12:13 PM

Do the dwindling Obama supporters still believe the lies from this administration? If so, how pathetic can you be?

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vobox3343 jnel713 April 10 2014 at 12:23 PM

If there are so many lies coming from the Obama administration, why is it that that every accusation made by the 'publicans has been proven unsubstantiated or false? How sad it is that the "party of distortions" must push a lie by repeating it over and over to make it a truth in the eyes of those who follow blindly.

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nhpaul51 vobox3343 April 10 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sort of like Obama. If he says it enough times, he actually believes it and thinks it is true. I guess Soros will start to work on Ugly Hillary now since the Big O's time is nearly up. Thank God! Oh wait, he does not believe in Him.

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Mo April 10 2014 at 12:14 PM

"clarify" it after the 2014 election.

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davidcpasq April 10 2014 at 12:27 PM

is that net of the 6 million people who lost their insurance that was deemed arbitrarily insufficient?

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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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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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Big Daddy April 10 2014 at 2:43 PM

So many detractors... So much hatred

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joper201 Big Daddy 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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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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