Obamacare Kicks In

The White House says more than 2 million people have signed up and can now get medical care.
3:00 | 01/02/14

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We are in the beginning of a new era in health care in America Obama care now in effect. And that's -- tonight more than two million Americans have signed up their stories are beginning to be told. And ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl reports sent. -- Fernandez of Miami this is a big day I'm looking at 2014 to be the year my health. For her the -- of obamacare means better health coverage money saved -- a chance to make her first doctor's appointment in nearly a year now and -- to schedule an appointment. But doctor Mary Cheney because she suffers from hypertension Fernandez could not get affordable health coverage last year. As of January 1 insurance companies can no longer charge more for preexisting conditions. And she was able to find a plan she could afford slashing her prescription drug bill while I was uninsured -- 200 dollars a month. But now with Obama care I'll be paying twenty dollars a month. But it's not all smooth sailing -- two point one million Americans have signed up so far it's too soon to tell obamacare is working. Total sign ups -- more than a million short of the target for January 1. Officials also can't say how many who have picked a plan have actually paid sport and are truly in role. There are early signs not enough healthy and young people are signing up in order to keep costs low. And -- you -- are signing up may find their current doctors are no longer included in their new plants. And the administration is also still battling legal challenges to law. So while the White House is celebrating the formal start of obamacare and some people are starting to benefit. It is clear that -- still has a long list of obstacles Diane to overcome. I'm trying to control my energy agendas they look at your parent that beach in -- -- Well you know these fat thermometer says eighty degrees but with this wind -- we're down to about -- Keep it to yourself thank -- is how much Jonathan Karl reporting and.

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