President Obama announced that 8 million people have selected a health insurance plan created by the Affordable Care Act, so far.
The federal government had originally projected 7 million. But then it scaled back to 6 million after the many problems with the federal website HealthCare.gov — where residents of Illinois and most of the other states where supposed to go to get a plan — were revealed.
Of the 8 million people, 35 percent of those were under 35 years old and 28 percent were between 18 and 34 years old, the U.S. Health and Human Services said.
An additional 3 million young adults got health insurance by being able to stay on their parents plan, thanks to the law.
And another 3 million people were enrolled in Medicaid, the state-federal program for low-income people, or CHIP.
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