Obamacare enrollment exceeds 7 million target despite setback

Esparza sleeps in the arms of her grandfather as they wait in line at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s national healthcare program signed up more than 7 million people by the end of March, the president said on Tuesday, notching a rare victory after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout of the law. Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, the president said 7.1 million people had signed up for coverage under the law, known as Obamacare, and called for Republicans to end their bid to repeal it. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner repeated his pledge to repeal the law on Monday. It’s working,” Obama said, with Vice President Joe Biden standing at his side.

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