Obama says 8M signed up for health care through exchanges, contends 'this thing is working'

  • Article by: JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:46 PM

WASHINGTON — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.