4 Million Have Signed Up for Insurance Under Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that some 4 million people had signed up for health insurance through exchanges provided by his signature healthcare law known as Obamacare.

Obama made the comments to a gathering put together by Organizing for Action, a political group formed from his 2012 campaign apparatus.

A full enrollment report for February will be released in mid-March, the lead Obamacare agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a statement.

The figure given by Obama showed an increase of 700,000 from the 3.3 million people who had enrolled in private Affordable Care Act plans from October 1 to February 1. Enrollment has picked up momentum since the botched rollout of the HealthCare.gov website in October.

The deadline for enrolling for 2014 coverage is March 31, and the administration and allied groups are pushing to persuade more uninsured people in big cities to sign up.

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