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Pelosi Statement on First Month Affordable Care Act Enrollment Figures

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Affordable Care Act enrollment figures for the first month of open enrollment, announced by the Obama Administration earlier today:

“In just the first month of enrollment, nearly a million Americans have completed the eligibility process for the quality, affordable coverage available on the health insurance marketplaces.  Even with the difficulties of the website, we have seen tremendous demand for what the Affordable Care Act has to offer – and more than 500,000 Americans have already secured quality coverage for themselves and their families.

“While these figures are lower than originally projected because of the website issues, Massachusetts’ implementation of health care reform shows that we can expect enrollment to grow through the next five months.  As access to the website improves, millions of Americans will see the quality, affordable coverage available to them on the marketplaces.”