The Obama Administration released data showing that over the last six weeks a surge of 3.8 million Americans enrolled in private healthcare plans. That notable when compared to the 4.2 million individuals that signed up in the entire first five months after enrollment when the website was plagued with IT issues that impaired enrollment. The Administration explained that young adults comprise more than a quarter of the enrollees.
During the press conference President Obama emphasized that there are 5 million more people that would be eligible for health insurance in states that chose not to expand Medicaid. Leaders in those states commented that they were concerned about costs if Congress failed to maintain full federal funding as the law requires.