December 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm ET
Obama: Thursday Was Busiest Day on Record for HealthCare.gov
President Barack Obama said sign-ups for health insurance on HealthCare.gov hit a new record Thursday, with 670,000 people signing up for plans.
Obama touted the new record at his annual year-end White House press conference on Friday, and noted the increase in people who have gained health insurance under his presidency. Thursday was supposed to be the last day to sign up for 2017 coverage, but officials extended the deadline through Monday, citing high demand.
The increased sign-ups come as Republican lawmakers and the incoming Trump administration are working on plans to repeal and replace the health care law.