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California has absolutely blown through its goal for enrollments in Obamacare.
Covered California hit a milestone late Friday of one million people signed up for coverage in the state’s new health benefits exchange.

By the end of Saturday, the figure was up to 1,018,315 people who have applied for coverage and selected a health plan. […]

"This is a historic threshold for our exchange, for the state of California and for the nation," Peter Lee, executive director at Covered California, said in a news release. "It speaks to the immense need for the Affordable Care Act and the millions of people who have been waiting for affordable coverage."

The state had originally set a goal of 696,000 enrollments and the CBO estimated it would have 800,000 new enrollees. So, yeah, California is definitely overachieving. But they're still pushing, focusing on outreach to Latinos and young people in the final two weeks of enrollment.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM PDT.

Also republished by California politics and Daily Kos.

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