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Obama: 8 million have signed up for health care

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Obama: 8 million have signed up for health care

The final figure is well above the White House's initial target of 7 million signups.

Republicans, who have fought the law since it was passed by a sharply divided Congress in 2010, escalated their call for the law to be repealed after the problems with the enrollment Web site, which repeatedly broke down in its first few months. Obama's job approval ratings dropped, and Democrats worried that the bad headlines would harm the party at the ballot box.

But a buoyant Obama said the better-than-expected enrollment news should convince Democrats to not shy away from embracing his signature domestic achievement.

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