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8,019,763—number of people in the United States who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in this year’s enrollment period (“Health Insurance Marketplace: Summary Enrollment  Report for the Initial Annual Open Enrollment Period, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 1, 2014)

357,584—number of people in North Carolina who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in this year’s enrollment period (Ibid)

191,000—the original goal for number of people in North Carolina to sign up for health insurance during the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare Enrollment in NC Among the Country’s Strongest, N.C. Health News. March 12, 2014)

5—rank of North Carolina among 50 states in the number of people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (State Health Facts, Kaiser Family Foundation)

87—estimated percentage of people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act who were previously uninsured (“Most Obamacare Enrollees Lacked Prior Health Insurance,” Bloomberg Business Week, May 1, 2014)

73,898—number of people in North Carolina currently eligible for Medicaid who signed up for coverage during the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act  (“Health Insurance Marketplace: Summary Enrollment  Report for the Initial Annual Open Enrollment Period, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 1, 2014)

431,482—total number of people in North Carolina who signed up for health care coverage during the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

384,898—estimated number of people in North Carolina who signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act who were previously uninsured (Ibid)

95,000—estimated number of young adults up to age 26 in North Carolina who would otherwise be uninsured who have remained on their parents health policies thanks to the Affordable Care Act (“How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of North Carolina, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

4,099,922—number of non-elderly North Carolinians who have some type of pre-existing health condition who can no longer be denied coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

539,092—number of children in North Carolina who have some type of pre-existing health condition who can no longer be denied coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

4—number of the four  leading Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who promise to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they are elected in November (“GOP hopefuls in NC’s Senate race offer little direct criticism of front-runner in debate,” Associated Press, April 22, 2014)

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