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- President Obama is set to make a statement about the Affordable Care Act at 4:15 p.m. EDT today. You can watch a live video feed of the statement here.
The president's statement comes on the heels of the deadline to sign up for Obamacare last night at midnight. The White House says that more than 7 million people signed up for health insurance under the new marketplaces, surpassing the Obama administration's initial target of 7 million.
- That's a wrap on Obama's statement. Thanks for watching.
- In the months and years ahead, I guarantee there will be additional challenges to implementing this law: Obama
- Obama names Pelosi, Durbin among the people who credits with helping support the ACA.
- History is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security: Obama
- I don't get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?: Obama, on ACA critics
- Change is hard. Fixing what's broken is hard. Overcoming skepticism and fear of something new is hard [...] but this law is doing what it's supposed to do: Obama
- Women, the sick, survivors -- they deserve fair treatment in our healthcare system: Obama
- If you have a preexisting condition, like being a cancer survivor [...] you can no longer be charged more than anyone else: Obama
- The ACA hasn't completely fixed our long-broken healthcare system. But this law has made our healthcare system "a lot better": Obama
- The share of Americans with insurance is up: Obama
- Making affordable coverage to all Americans - including those with preexisting conditions - is now an important goal of this law. And in these first 6 months we've taken a big step forward: Obama
- Despite several lost weeks out of the gate [...] 7.1 million Americans have signed up through these marketplaces: Obama
People wait in line to sign up for health insurance at an enrolment event in Commerce, California March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
- Cigna says it signed up for 75,000 to 100,000 for Obamacare
Cigna Corp has enrolled between 75,000 and 100,000 people in Obamacare health plans during the first three months of enrollment, Chief Executive Officer David Cordani said on Tuesday at the Reuters Health Summit.
Of those, about two-thirds signed up through the public exchanges created as part of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, often called Obamacare, Cordani said on the day after the enrollment period for these plans ended. The rest signed up directly with Cigna.
Cigna, whose health insurance business focuses on large corporations, began offering the new individual plans in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee and Texas this year. The federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov sells plans for 36 states, while 14 others, including Colorado, run their own exchanges.
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- Obamacare enrollment exceeds seven million target despite setback
President Barack Obama's national healthcare program signed up more than 7 million people by the last day of March, the White House said on Tuesday, notching a rare victory after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout of the law.
Obama is scheduled to make a statement about the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, at 4:15 p.m. EDT in the White House.
His remarks could be the start of a victory lap for the administration, which suffered from the botched unveiling of the program's primary website, HealthCare.gov, and wavering support from Americans years after the U.S. Congress passed the healthcare law over Republican objections.
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- That's a wrap. Christie out.
- "I'd love to say I missed you, but I didn't." - Christie, to NJ press corps.
- Christie on $1M pricetag on bridge scandal report: "I have not been focused on ultimately what this is costing.”comment by Jim Roberts via twitter 3/28/2014 7:33:54 PM
- NJ governor Christie says Port Authority chairman resigns after 'Bridgegate' report reut.rs/1k06wzgcomment by ReutersPolitics via twitter 3/28/2014 7:13:54 PM
- I obviously believe that having David Wildstein at the Port Authority was a mistake. Let's just leave it at that. - Christie
- "Soul-searching" Chris Christie tries to put bridge scandal to rest cbsn.ws/1jE2il8comment by CBS News via twitter 3/28/2014 7:09:36 PM
- I cannot shed who I am. I am a former federal prosecutor. - Christie
- This has not been pleasant for anybody - starting with the people who were caught in that traffic in Fort Lee.: Christie
- In terms of my own confidence - listen, there's no question that this shakes your confidence. If it doesn't shake your confidence then you're arrogant: Christie
- I'm back to work. I'm out there, I'm meeting with the public. - Christie
- Christie says it appears there was a traffic study that may have had behind it an ill or inappropriate motive.
- "in the end... i don't know if we will ever know what the motive is" -- Christiecomment by Sam Stein via twitter 3/28/2014 6:55:29 PM
- It mystifies me on every level why this was done. And I hope one day to have an answer why it was done: Christie
- Christie on resignation of David Samson. "His discussion with about leaving Port Authority goes back a year... He was tired; he was 74 YO"comment by Jim Roberts via twitter 3/28/2014 6:48:43 PM
- Obama, in dig at Putin, calls Russia 'regional power'
President Barack Obama on Tuesday called Russia a "regional power" that had seized part of Ukraine out of weakness rather than strength, in a dig at President Vladimir Putin.
Putin has tried to rebuild Russia's prestige since the collapse of the Soviet Union and project Moscow as a strong player on the international stage.
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