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Washington (CNN) -- After a surge of sign-ups on the last day for open enrollment, Obamacare met the White House's original target of 7 million people signing up, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said.
To be exact, 7,041,000 people picked a plan on the government run exchanges.
"We surpassed everyone's expectations," he said at the White House daily press briefing.
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Still waiting on those figures/stats showing how many people have actually PAID for this wonderful service the Govt has forced us to purchase.
Obama announced that the number of people who have signed up for private insurance through the marketplaces has grown to 8 million. About 35% of those people are under the age of 35, he added. That number is slightly less than the 40% that the White House and independent experts originally forecast for the system to work successfully, but it's higher than numbers released earlier this year.
Obama said the law is "now covering more people at less cost than most would have predicted just a few months ago" and criticized its opponents.