Sebelius Touts 2 Million Obamacare Enrollees

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius answers questions about HealthCare.gov in Dallas earlier this month.i i

hide captionSecretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius answers questions about HealthCare.gov in Dallas earlier this month.


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Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius answers questions about HealthCare.gov in Dallas earlier this month.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius answers questions about HealthCare.gov in Dallas earlier this month.

Larry W. Smith/EPA/Landov

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has spent months fending off critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout, is touting the more than 2 million people who have signed up for coverage despite the troubled HealthCare.gov website.

In a blog post on Tuesday, Sebelius said that Jan. 1 marks “an exciting new day in health care as millions of Americans will now be able to access care, thanks to the coverage they found at the Health Insurance Marketplace.”

While the number who have signed up under the law thus far falls short of the administration’s goal of 3.3 million by year’s end, it is far better than the paltry numbers cited in the first weeks of the rollout.

Sebelius said her department was working “to ensure that every American who wants to enroll

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/31/258686012/sebelius-touts-2-million-obamacare-enrollees?ft=1&f=131849999

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