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Jindal proposes alternative to health care overhaul, says Obama law should be repealed

WASHINGTON - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday offered a Republican alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs while giving consumers more flexibility in choosing insurance plans. Jindal said Obama's health care law should be "repealed in its entirety" but said Republicans need to offer a better way to reform the health care system, wading into one of the most contentious policy issues in the upcoming midterm elections.

President celebrates enrollment of 7.1 mn in Obamacare

Washington, Apr 1 (EFE).- The Affordable Care Act "has made our healthcare system a lot better," President Barack Obama said Tuesday, touting 7.1 million enrollments in Obamacare, a goal that did not seem possible six months ago due to the fiasco that was the launching of the Healthcare.gov Web site. "Regardless of your politics, or your feelings about the law or your feelings about me, that is something that is good for the economy," he said during a White House briefing where he was joined by Vice President Joe Biden.

Obamacare enrollment exceeds seven million target despite setback

By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national healthcare program signed up more than 7 million people by the end of March, the president said on Tuesday, notching a rare victory after a months-long, glitch-filled rollout of the law.

Cigna says signed up 75,000-100,000 for Obamacare

By Caroline Humer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigna Corp has enrolled between 75,000 and 100,000 people in Obamacare health plans for 2014, Chief Executive David Cordani said on Tuesday at the Reuters Health Summit. Among those, about two-thirds signed up through the public exchanges created as part of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, popularly called Obamacare, Cordani said on the day after the enrollment period for the plans ended. The rest signed up directly with Cigna.

Obama cheers seven million health care sign ups

President Barack Obama Tuesday cheered seven million people who bought into his health care law and lashed out at political foes who were "mad" that more Americans could get insured. Obama savored a rare moment of triumph in his second term after the Affordable Care Act sign-up process defied skeptics and a rocky launch to hit its enrollment target ahead of a Monday deadline. "Yes, at times, this reform has been contentious and confusing and obviously it's had a share of critics," Obama told a crowd in the White House Rose Garden.

U.S. insurers fear backlash over new Obamacare rate increases

By Caroline Humer and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the first Obamacare enrollment period comes to a close, U.S. insurers are already anticipating the need to raise prices for 2015 and fear that it will put them at the center of the political blame game over President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

Obamacare sign-ups hit seven million target: W.House

The White House said Tuesday it had reached its target of signing up seven million people to new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. "I think it is fair to say we surpassed everybody's expectations," spokesman Jay Carney said, noting that 7,041,000 people had signed up before a midnight deadline. Carney said more than 200,000 people signed up on Monday on a federal website, and the number was expected to rise as data came in from the states. Obama was due to speak on the issue at 4:15 pm (2015 GMT).

Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare

Hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to buy President Barack Obama's new health insurance plans Monday, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a steep political price for its greatest achievement. The scramble to sign up under Obama's health care law at the end of a six-month enrollment window caused website glitches and long lines at on-the-spot enrollment centers. But Republicans renewed a vow to repeal the law, which they say costs jobs, handcuffs small businesses and represents a government power grab in the private health care market.

Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare

Hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to buy President Barack Obama's new health insurance plans Monday, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a steep political price for its greatest achievement. The scramble to sign up under Obama's health care law at the end of a six-month enrollment window caused website glitches and long lines at on-the-spot enrollment centers. But Republicans renewed a vow to repeal the law, which they say costs jobs, handcuffs small businesses and represents a government power grab in the private health care market.

Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare

Hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to buy President Barack Obama's new health insurance plans Monday, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a steep political price for its greatest achievement. The scramble to sign up under Obama's health care law at the end of a six-month enrollment window caused website glitches and long lines at on-the-spot enrollment centers. But Republicans renewed a vow to repeal the law, which they say costs jobs, handcuffs small businesses and represents a government power grab in the private health care market.
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