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Official: Obamacare on track to meet original goal

Jim Acosta and Tom Watkins | 4/1/2014, 10:23 a.m.
President Barrack Obama signs into law a sweeping bill overhauling the U.S. medical system at the White House on March 23, 2010. Among other provisions, the law requires most Americans to purchase health insurance. CNN

— After a surge of sign-ups on enrollment deadline day, Obamacare is now on track to hit the White House's original target of 7 million people signing up, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

More than 4.8 million visits were made to healthcare.gov and 2 million calls were made to the call center Monday, raising optimism that the goal would be met, the official said.

The administration is awaiting final numbers from the federal and state exchanges, the official said.