Obama lauds health care sign-ups of over 7 million

Obama lauds health care sign-ups of over 7 million

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This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov internet site, indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic.Today is deadline day for uninsured Americans to sign up for coverage through US President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:40 PM

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverage by Monday's midnight deadline. He's praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall.

Obama says the law has not fixed the health care system but it has made it a lot better. He says there is no reason to go back, in an apparent reference to Republican efforts to repeal the law.

Obama made his remarks in the White House Rose Garden Tuesday after his administration announced the key milestone in the 4-year-old law. The total surpasses a threshold that had once been in doubt because of computer setbacks at the start of sign-ups in the fall.

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