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  • “More than 9 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage.” R

    Fact Check:
    Obama carefully does not say these numbers are the result of the Affordable Care Act, but he certainly leaves that impression. But the Medicaid part of this number—6.3 million from October through December — is very fuzzy and once earned a rating of Three Pinocchios.
    The ACA expanded Medicaid to those who earn less than 133 percent of the poverty line — about $15,000 for an individual — to 26 states (and the District) that decided to embrace that element of the law. But no one really knows how many of the 6.3 million are in this expansion pool — or whether they are simply renewing or would have qualified for Medicaid before the new law. Indeed, the number also includes people joining Medicaid in states that choose not accept the expansion.
    The private insurance numbers — about 3 million — are also open to question. The troubled federal exchange counts people as enrolled if an individual has selected a plan, but does not know if a person enrolled and paid a premium because that part of the system has yet to be built.

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    The bottom line is this has been a total fiasco and proves how inept government is when handling such a thing. They get paid no matter how bad a job they do, so they don't care if they do a good job or not. How many people lost their job over the website not working right for months, actually years since they had 3 years to do it? My guess nobody. Probably got promotions and more money. The vast majority of those that have signed up are those that lost their insurance because of Obamacare, not those that didn't have any. In fact, there are still many people who don't have insurance seeing the higher costs and how the website hasn't been secure, despite millions upon millions poured in. Walmart's website is more secure than that thing.