Speaking from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama announced that 8 million Americans have signed up for private health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
He noted that 35 percent of those people are under 35 years old.
What's more, costs associated with expanding coverage under the Affordable Care Act are lower than expected:
And health care costs are growing at the slowest level on record. That slower growth in spending is reflected across Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance:
Take a look at a few more important numbers, from a fact sheet released today:
The bottom line, as the President said: "This thing is working."
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