President Claims 4 Million Have Enrolled in Obamacare

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 09:49 AM

By Melanie Batley

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that four million people have enrolled in Obamacare, as the administration signaled its push to sign up as many people as possible for the March 31 deadline.

"What you need to do is continue what you're doing and reach out with your teams in your respective cities, states, towns, counties because right now we only have a few weeks left," the president told a crowd of 300 activists at a summit for Organizing for Action, according to Fox News. "March 31, that's the last call," he said.

The Department of Health and Human Services also confirmed the 4 million figure on Tuesday, though the number fell far short of the administration's unofficial goal of 7 million by the end of March.

In a blog post, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said health officials continue to see "strong demand nationwide" and that more than 12 million calls have come into the federal call center since last fall, according to Politico.

"Our outreach efforts are in full force with community partners and local officials participating in hundreds of events each week, and enrollment assisters are helping more and more people enroll in coverage," she wrote.

Earlier this month, the administration announced that 3.3 million people had enrolled in Obamacare by Feb. 1.

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Set to Clash With Congress on Keystone, Cuba

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 12:37 PM

In his final press conference of the year, President Obama indicated that he plans to take on the new Republican-led Sen . . .

John Kerry to Cuba: 'Tear Down The Digital Wall'

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 12:12 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry issued a challenge to Cuba to "tear down the digital wall," evoking former President Ronal . . .

Military Times: Mere 15% of Troops Approve of Obama

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 11:29 AM

President Obama's approval rating tanked to 15 percent this year among active-duty members of the armed services, reflec . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved