At a celebration ceremony for Kathleen Sebelius's resignation as secretary of Health and Human Services, President Obama excused the problems with Healthcare.gov by saying it's the "final score" that matters:
"Yes, we lost the first quarter of open enrollment period with the problems with Healthcare.gov. And they were problems," Obama acknowledged. "But under Kathleen's leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done, and the final score speaks for itself. There are 7 and a half million people across the country that have the security of health insurance, most of them for the very first time."
Obama didn't say how many of the Healthcare.gov have actually paid for their health care premiums.