White House officials announced Tuesday that over 2 million people have signed up for Obamacare through state and federal health care exchanges. While that is less than the hoped-for 3.3 million applicants the Obama administration had hoped for by the end of the year, it is a significant improvement over the first few weeks that the websites were online. Technical difficulties with the websites had previously prevented many people from being able to sign up for the program.
White House adviser Phil Schiliro said yesterday that the White House staff is “excited” regarding Wednesday’s rollout of the program. Tomorrow those two million plus people will be able to avail themselves of medical care. Schiliro also said that the White House is hoping to have 7 million people enrolled by March.
While some of the applications are flawed, according to Schiliro, several attempts have been made to contact people to warn them that there might be a problem with their coverage. Also White Hose staff has a team of people working with insurers to make sure that problems can be smoothed out quickly.
There is some concern that Obamacare is cutting Medicare. The White House assures citizens that is not true. Obamacare replaces and improves upon existing Medicare. More information about Obamacare and its benefits is available here.
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