Against a raging negative propaganda machine, ACA(Obamacare) clears 6,955,839 applicants Friday March 28, 2014, nevertheless. That's 6.9 million enrolled and paid applicants and 281,486 unpaid applicants according to ACAsignups.net.
An enrollment of 7 million was set by the CBO as an adequate number for the new healthcare law to be feasible and operational. Latest update places ACA enrollment at 7,192,289 and counting.
With over 50 failed votes by GOP Congress to repeal the law and an incredibly undesirable initial roll out, the opening of ACA on-line, actually appeared 1 million applicants would be too challenging. Corporate media and President Obama dissenters fed off a daily menu of negativity and served it to anyone hungry for substantial or unsubstantial data.
California didn't listen to the rhetoric and enrolled over 1 million (1,201,000) applicants during the 6 month window from Oct. 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 (with possible 2 week enrollment extension).
Eleven other States ignored the hype and had enrollments over 100,000 during the enrollment period.
Colorado - 106,000
Florida. - 442,087
Georgia - 144,665
Illinois. - 113,733
Michigan - 144,587
New York - 362,475
North Carolina- 200,546
Texas - 295,025
Virginia - 102,815
Washington - 125,207