President Barack Obama announced Thursday that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the initial open-enrollment period that closed March 31. The president called on his fellow Democrats to take pride in the accomplishment and had a message for the law's critics. "They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that," Obama said.
Published in Brief: