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Ellen DeGeneres to Obama: 'Everyone's Very Grateful' For Obamacare

Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 01:05 PM

By Courtney Coren


Ellen DeGeneres praised Obamacare in an interview with President Barack Obama saying that the new healthcare law is "successful" and "doing very, very well."

"It had rough start, but you've got 5 million people that have signed up so far, which is an enormous amount of people that have signed up, so it's successful," DeGeneres said.

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"I think everyone's very grateful that you did this, and I think it is important for people to sign up. It's just better to be covered, you just never know," she added.

Obama was given an opportunity to tell viewers to be sure to go on HealthCare.gov to sign up for health insurance.

He particularly made a pitch to "all the moms out there, who may have young people, 26, 27, don't have health insurance, but they think they're invincible and that nothing's ever going to happen to them," Obama said.

The president explained that they would likely be able to get health insurance coverage "for $100 a month or less, in some cases less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill," and be able to give their mothers some peace of mind, knowing that they are covered.

"I've got a lot of folks who write me letters, saying 'I didn't vote for you, and I'm pretty skeptical about Obamacare. I heard about all the problems on the website, but when I actually signed up, it turns out I'm saving 100 bucks, 200 bucks or I'm getting health insurance for the first time,'" he added.



Before the interview was over, DeGeneres made an additional pitch for the new healthcare law to viewers.

"You can go to our website to learn more about Obamacare. Remember that March 31st is the deadline to enroll," she concluded.

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