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Obama: 20 million people gain coverage under 2010 health law
Washington Post

President Obama energetically touted the success of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that an estimated 20 million people have gained health coverage since the law was passed in 2010.

During a trip to Milwaukee, Obama cited a new administration report attributing the increase in the number of insured Americans to provisions that created health insurance marketplaces where consumers can buy private plans, expanded Medicaid, required insurers to cover people with medical conditions and permitted young people to stay on their parents’ health plans until they turned 26.