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8 million sign up for Obamacare

President Barack Obama spoke in the briefing room of the White House in Washington today regarding the health care law. According to the USA Today website, our president stated that reportedly 8 million people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the initial enrollment period that ended on March 31st.

He added that the rise in health care costs is slowing and previously uninsured Americans are now covered. He also criticized Republicans who want to repeal the law, saying it's to "move on" and focus on jobs and the overall economy. Congressional Republicans continued to criticize the law, questioning the significance of some of the statistics and saying it will lead to higher costs and worse health care for most Americans.

"The Affordable Care Act is now covering more people at less cost than most would have predicted just a few months ago," he says at the news conference. For more information on this story, visit

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