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Feb 25, 2014 11:43 PM by Connie Murphy

Obama: Health insurance enrollment at 4 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says about 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through federal or state marketplaces set up under his health care law. The White House has set an unofficial goal of 7 million enrollees by the end of March.

Obama on Tuesday urged his most vocal supporters to help sign up as many people as possible for the federal health care law by that deadline.

Obama says at an organizing summit for Organizing for Action that people must be assured that, quote, "this will pay off for them." The advocacy group was founded by former Obama campaign aides and supporters.

Open enrollment under the federal law ends on March 31, after which people without insurance are subject to federal tax penalties.

 

 

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