(Bloomberg Politics) — To hear the White House tell it, 11.4 million Americans can’t be wrong.
President Obama trumpeted the success of his signature health car law on Tuesday, releasing a video on Facebook that boasted that 11.4 million people who have signed up or re-enrolled in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange plans in 2015. Sunday was the official deadline for most Americans to sign up for individual major medical coverage.
“The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is working,” Obama said in a video shot in the Oval Office featuring the president and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “It’s working better than we anticipated, certainly working a lot better than many of the critics talked about early on.”