Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million

President Obama speaks about health care on Thursday. ACA enrollment has reached 8 million, he said, and it's well past time for Republicans to stop trying to repeal it.i i

hide captionPresident Obama speaks about health care on Thursday. ACA enrollment has reached 8 million, he said, and it’s “well past time” for Republicans to stop trying to repeal it.


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President Obama speaks about health care on Thursday. ACA enrollment has reached 8 million, he said, and it's well past time for Republicans to stop trying to repeal it.

President Obama speaks about health care on Thursday. ACA enrollment has reached 8 million, he said, and it’s “well past time” for Republicans to stop trying to repeal it.

Carolyn Kaster/AP

President Obama says that enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has reached 8 million after the March 31 sign-up deadline was extended by two weeks.

“This thing is working,” he told reporters at a White House briefing on Thursday.

The president said that 35 percent of those signing up through the federal government’s website were under the age of 35. The need for younger, healthier individuals

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