‘Change is hard’: Obama marks 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 18:07 EDT
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President Barack Obama Tuesday cheered seven million people who signed up for insurance under his health care law, and lashed out at political foes who he said were bent on denying care to Americans.

“Yes, at times, this reform has been contentious and confusing and obviously it’s had its share of critics,” Obama told a crowd in the White House Rose Garden.

“That’s part of what change looks like in a democracy. Change is hard. Fixing what is broken is hard.

“But this law is doing what it is supposed to do. It’s working,” Obama said, celebrating the fact that the White House met its seven million sign-up target for the law, despite a disastrous launch of the Healthcare.gov website.

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