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Last-minute rush boosts Obamacare signups, thanks to new consumers
USA Today

About 6 million people signed up for health insurance through Thursday on the federal exchange covering 38 states, federal officials announced Friday.

About 60% of the people who signed up for plans in the last two days were new customers. Overall, about 2.4 million people were uninsured, new customers to The new enrollment numbers are at least a third higher than the number of new customers who signed up before the first deadline last year.

“The more who sign up the stronger the system becomes,” President Obama said during a press conference Friday.