Young Push Obamacare Past 8M

    U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington April 17, 2014. Obama spoke about U.S. healthcare, as well as the political situation in Ukraine.         REUTERS/Larry Downing   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3LQD7

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    Kids these days are signing up for health care. President Obama touted the Affordable Care Act's numbers at a press conference on Thursday, noting that of the 8 million signed up, 35 percent are under the age of 35. Obama noted that premiums have come in at 15 percent lower than predicted, and the incoming cash to the economy will lower the country's deficit by $100 billion. Opponents still say the law will lead to an increase in costs and decrease in quality of health coverage. "It's well past time to move on as a country," he said to critics.

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