Health plans reach 6 million

Queries up as deadline approaching

Posted: March 28, 2014 at 3:05 a.m.

President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis for the first time Thursday at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace before health-care enrollment numbers were reported by the White House. “It is a great honor. I’m a great admirer,” Obama told Francis.

Six million Americans have signed up for private health plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama said Thursday, a symbolic milestone for a government that has struggled to get the law off the ground.

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