White House still optimistic about health care roll out

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Despite the fact that only half of governors signed their states up for Medicaid expansion so far and the delayof the implementation of the health care law’s employer mandate, the White House remains optimistic that state insurance exchanges will be successful, The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta reports.

But even if 2.7 million young people and 7 million overall enroll in the health exchanges, as predicted, tens of millions will still be left uninsured going into the second year of the law’s roll-out. Though the White House is confident the law will become more popular as more people benefit from it, the pace at which people sign up may be too slow to change public opinion any time soon.

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