Following the Department of Health and Human Services release of the first wave of enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“There are a half-million Americans who today have signed up for quality, affordable health insurance through Obamacare’s federal and state Marketplaces, Medicaid and CHIP. That is a significant achievement in the fight to provide every American with access to the health care that they deserve and it is only the beginning.
“It’s time for Republicans in Congress and in state capitols to stop obstructing the law and confusing consumers. It’s also time for Republican governors to put aside their own rigid ideology and do what’s best for people in their states by expanding Medicaid, allowing an additional 5 million Americans access to coverage.
“While we are encouraged by today’s numbers, we know there is a lot of work to do. President Obama and Democrats are committed to making sure that the glitches are fixed and the law works for everyone.”