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U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act while in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing   U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act while in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing   

It’s official: Obamacare debuts with more canceled plans than enrollments

While attempts to fix the cancellations are floundering, the Obama administration is backtracking on their enrollments goals as well. White House officials have now abandoned HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ benchmark of seven million enrollment by March 2014. Instead, Obama emphasized that it’s Obamacare’s net effect that matters most. (RELATED: White House denies promising seven million Obamacare signups: ‘That was never our target number’)

“Ultimately I think I’ll be judged on whether this thing is better for people overall,” Obama told NBC’s Chuck Todd in November.

The overall effect on the first day is a net loss of several million Americans, who are now without health coverage.

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