Obama says 8 million have signed up for Obamacare, 35 percent under 35

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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Speaking during a press briefing at the White House, President Obama announced Thursday that 8 million people have now signed up for Obamacare through the exchange system.

35 percent of those sign-ups, Obama said, came from people under 35 years old. 28 percent, according to the White House, are between 18 and 34 years old.

The law depends on young, healthy paying enrollees to hold costs down.

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