Barack Obama touted the Obamacare numbers today in the White House Rose Garden to much fanfare.
“7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans thanks to this law.”
Speaking from the Rose Garden Tuesday afternoon, President Obama touted 7.1 Obamacare signups. The deadline to signup was yesterday.
“The idea that everybody in this country can get decent healthcare, we are on our way,” Obama said. “7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans.”
The President did not distinguish between first time health insurance holders and those who signed up due a loss of insurance under new Obamacare rules. He also failed to give a definition of “enrolled.”
Obama argued Obamacare has made healthcare more accessible for millions of Americans and that the law has stabilized the insurance market for people who already have health insurance plans outside of the Affordable Care Act.
“This law has made our healthcare system a lot better,” Obama said.
As a reminder, 70 percent of doctors plan to retire early thanks to Obamacare, leaving the country with a doctor shortage which will result is less care of poor quality. Premiums have also skyrocketed for the majority of Americans already insured.