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The figure is above the Government's target of 7 million. Republicans were against the Act from the beginning and their demand to repeal the law heightened when there were initial hiccups in enrolment. The website showed some technical snags and there were problems during registration in the first few months. All these had demoralised the Democrats who thought the result would directly reflect in the mid-term election in November 2014.

|President Obama slams states that have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, saying they're denying health coverage to people for purely political reasons.

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A major new Gallup survey suggests the ObamaCare sign-up numbers are not as soaring as the White House claims. 

The massive survey, released on Monday, shows the number of uninsured indeed has fallen to its lowest level in years, likely thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measured the share of adults without health insurance. That shrank from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first three months of 2014.

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A major new Gallup survey suggests the ObamaCare sign-up numbers are not as soaring as the White House claims. 

The massive survey, released on Monday, shows the number of uninsured indeed has fallen to its lowest level in years, likely thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measured the share of adults without health insurance. That shrank from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first three months of 2014.

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A major new Gallup survey suggests the ObamaCare sign-up numbers are not as soaring as the White House claims. 

The massive survey, released on Monday, shows the number of uninsured indeed has fallen to its lowest level in years, likely thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measured the share of adults without health insurance. That shrank from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first three months of 2014.

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Apr. 4, 2014: Kansas City Chiefs fan Ty Rowton, known as XFactor, exits the water with a toy fish in his mouth after taking a Plunge for Landon in a farm pond near Bonner Springs, Kan.AP

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S. and even abroad to take a plunge into cold bodies of water.

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Jindal offers alternative to health law
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:01

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal unveiled a 26-page health plan that emphasizes the role of states in keeping health costs down while giving consumers more flexibility. He also reiterates the need to repeal Obamacare.

The Washington Post: Bobby Jindal, With An Eye On 2016, Unveils Plan To Replace Obama Health-Care Law
In his 26-page plan, Jindal lays out a long critique of the health-care law and reiterates his belief that it needs to be done away with.

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Sign-ups reach 7 million
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 15:16

The White House says the number of Obamacare sign-ups has met its goal of seven million. CNN's Gloria Borger reports.

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PHOENIX – A federal judge on Monday refused to block new Arizona rules limiting the use of the most common abortion drugs, handing a victory to conservatives in a lawsuit over restrictions that are the most stringent in the nation.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge David C. Bury means the new restrictions will take effect Tuesday.

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The rules ban pill-induced abortions after seven weeks of pregnancy, compared with the current nine-week restriction.

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With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace.

The Washington Post reported late Friday that the board of the Maryland exchange will vote on changing the system that has cost at least $125.5 million at a meeting on Tuesday, the day after the end of the first enrollment period under ObamaCare.

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