When President Obama finally committed to promoting his signature legislation, it paid off. Many supporters, including myself, were very upset with the roll out of the Affordable Care Act and the HealthCare.gov exchange. The President’s poll number took a huge hit. After the administration finally tackled the problems from the roll out and decided to find creative ways to promote the website among Millennials, the tides began to change.
Today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, confirmed during a White House briefing that enrollment exceeded expectations of six million, to close as of midnight with 7.04 million.
Today we can say definitively that at midnight last night, I think it’s fair to say we passed everyone’s expectations
Congrats on the numbers, however there are still a lot of questions. Like how many people have actually paid or will pay their premiums, and how well will the process work, or how will pending lawsuits like the one from Hobby Lobby affect the outcome of women’s health coverage. But let’s just celebrate this milestone today, and debate those other details tomorrow.
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