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As we discussed on Wednesday, Obamacare is working and millions of Americans across the country are getting health insurance coverage thanks to the law, many for the very first time. Today, we heard about one man’s story that reminds us why we fought so hard to pass the Affordable Care Act, why we’ve spent years defending it against relentless attacks from conservatives, and why we’re working to fully implement the law and get people signed up for coverage.
The latest enrollment numbers released today provide fresh evidence that Obamacare is working. Another 1.1 MILLION Americans selected private insurance plans through the state and federal marketplaces during the month of January alone, bringing the total number enrolled in private plans from October 1 through February 1 to 3.3 MILLION.
The era of careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis is over. Now it's time for Republicans to join Democrats and progressives and focus on creating greater opportunities for all Americans by voting to raise the minimum wage, funding early childhood education, supporting equal pay for women, and backing other policies that will help create an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.