Obamacare sign-ups were on track to hit 7 million as the clock neared midnight Monday, the deadline for enrolling in private coverage under the law.
On its own, the number is largely meaningless. The law wasn't going to succeed or fail in the long term if it hit or missed that mark, which the Congressional Budget Office originally projected enrollment would hit before saying the number would probably be lower after the law's troubled launch in October.
But the gigantic surge in Obamacare's final month does suggest something important: People must really want health insurance.
By sheer numbers, March was an unqualified success. About 2.8 million Americans signed up for coverage, 1 million more than December, the previous record month. In the last five days alone, 1 million people enrolled -- more than twice as many as enrolled in October and November combined.
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