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Obamacare enrollment tops six million as March 31st deadline looms (video)

With just a handful of days left in the open enrollment period, health care advocates are urging uninsured North Carolinians to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

On Thursday the White House announced that more than six million Americans have now signed up for coverage under Obamacare. In North Carolina that number tops 200,000 who have applied for private insurance through the federal health exchange. Ninety percent of those residents will qualify for financial assistance, according to Health and Human Services.

Sorien Schmidt, North Carolina’s director for Enroll America, joins us this weekend on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon to discuss the fast-approaching March 31st deadline, and what the ACA means to people who now have health coverage for the first time.

For a preview of that radio interview, click below:

6 Comments


  1. Alan

    March 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    In context, equivalent to the entire population of Denmark…

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    March 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Now time to wait to see how many actually pay. Once you weed out the progressive interns signing up fake people it will likely be less than 50% of that number.

  3. Alan

    March 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    And on what basis do you make that comment? Would these also be the same fake (dead?) people who regularly vote for Democrats, multiple times per election?

  4. GOP Rules

    March 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Alan, you are on to something. Maybe investigate that thought….and also think about the guy in the cube next to you at the watch buisily typing all day into the healthcare.gov website.

  5. Alan

    March 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    One LARGE yawn…….

  6. LayintheSmakDown

    April 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Certainly the best comment you have made to the comments in a LONG time….guess you have earned your keep for the week. Fitzy may actually have to pay you.

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