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ObamaCare

The number of Americans without health insurance fell by almost 4 million in early 2014

In another sign that ObamaCare is indeed having its intended effect, the number of uninsured Americans fell by 3.8 million in the first quarter of the year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The percentage of Americans lacking insurance dropped from 14.4 percent last year to 13.1 percent through the first three months of 2014. That meant there were about 41 million Americans still lacking insurance as of April.

That marked drop does not count the last-minute wave of enrollees who signed up for ObamaCare, and whose coverage did not kick in until April.