Sebelius Extols Obamacare as ‘New Day’

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On the eve of Obamacare’s debut, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today praised the moment as a “new day in healthcare.”

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In a teleconference on Tuesday, Sebelius said:

Tomorrow, January 1st, will be a new day in healthcare for millions of Americans. More than 2.1 million people have enrolled in an insurance plan through the marketplace.

Sebelius said that more than 4 million people have also enrolled in Medicaid and called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) “transformational.”

People have until March 31, 2014 to sign up for coverage and avoid paying a penalty.

Sources: USA Today, NBC News

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