Obamacare Reaches New Milestone: 6 Million Sign-Ups

President Barack Obama waves as he prepares to speak at the Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Six million Americans have signed up for private health coverage under Obamacare, multiple administration officials confirmed to TPM.

The latest enrollment milestone was first reported by ThinkProgress. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius then announced the news.

The news comes several days before Obamacare’s open enrollment (mostly) closes on March 31.

The 6 million figure is significant for the White House: The Congressional Budget Office had projected last month that Obamacare would hit 6 million enrollees, revising its projection down from 7 million after HealthCare.gov’s disastrous launch.

The number does not account for how many enrollees have paid their first premium, which will formally initiate their coverage.

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