Despite conservative outrage and constant complaints from those on the far right, over two million people have now signed up for "Obamacare."
During his last press conference of 2013. President Obama reveled the latest figures of those who have signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. Through the federal government's health exchange, over 500,000 people have signed up for an insurance policy in the month of December and there is still time left. Combined with the state run exchanges, which have nearly matched the federal exchange's 500,000 sign ups, the number for December is now at one million.
"The health care website problems were a source of great frustration...I now have a couple million people, maybe more, who are going to have health care on Jan. 1, and that is a big deal. That's why I ran for this office."
President Obama made a strong push to finish the month of December strong to continue the increasing numbers. For those who want have their coverage start January 1, they must sign up by December 23. When the administration rolled out the health care exchange website on October 1 and was met with numerous problems. Through the month of November, 1.2 million people had signed up for private plans and the expansion of Medicaid and those numbers are continuing to grow through December bringing the total to over two million. As the Affordable Care Act continues the improved roll out, conservatives will be forced to regroup and come up with a new message to attack the president.