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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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Daniel Ahearn April 10 2014 at 3:28 PM

How many were dropped by there insurance company so how many people are covered that didn't have insurance before?

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Jill ALcantara April 10 2014 at 3:28 PM

CALCULATE PREMIUMS HERE: http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator

Make $51,000, the "new norma" average income ... your premium will be $355.83 per month, after your subsidy.

Make $75,000, you get no subsidy and your premium will be $556.00 per month. People cannot afford those premiums and just wait till they find out what the deductibles are.

The insurance only covers 70 - 80 percent of your medical bills. Let your child break a leg playing soccer and you will get a bill for thousands of dollarsafter paying premiums. Obamacare is not free, Obamaphones are.

For those who are complaining that Doctors should not get rich taking care of sick people, what about the nurse, the office manager, the office janitor? Doctors did not take Medicaid before, good luck finding one who takes it now.

We will see how many people are paying premiums in 6 months. We will have wasted billions and my guess is, they will be right back in line at the emergency room and happy about it.

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jrb359 Jill ALcantara April 10 2014 at 3:41 PM

Those that get it for free don't care WHO is being punished as long as they get theirs.

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kjb122854 jrb359 April 10 2014 at 4:51 PM

The democrats prey on those people because they are ignorant and they can but their vote!

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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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seyj5 April 10 2014 at 2:26 PM

They lie, they don't tell the truth on anything.

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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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seyj5 April 10 2014 at 2:28 PM

Period

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dmschuby April 10 2014 at 1:17 PM

Even the secret service developed a drinking problem over obama care

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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

HOW ABOUT SOMEONE GIVE YOU A NEW BRAIN

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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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