More than 6 million people have enrolled in the federal and state health exchanges as of Thursday, President Obama announced this afternoon, reports USA Today.
After the rocky rollout of Healthcare.gov, insurance policy cancellations and continuing ambivalence about the health law, few believed the Obama administration could achieve its enrollment target.
But enrollment surges running up to Dec. 31, and again as the March 31 deadline approaches, have made the difference. More than 1.5 million people visited HealthCare.gov Wednesday, writes USA Today, and Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said in a blog that the call center received 430,000 calls Wednesday. Read the story.