Announcing that 7.1 million Americans had enrolled for insurance using the federal health exchange under Obamacare, President Barack Obama declared the debate over the law officially over.
“There are still no death panels. Armageddon has not arrived,” Obama said. “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”
The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by many critics in the aftermath of a botched rollout, was reached during a surge on the last day of enrollment Monday night.
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