Former senior White House adviser David Plouffe expects up to 8 million Americans will sign up for insurance on Healthcare.gov by March 2014 and that President Barack Obama will benefit politically when they do.
“There’s a huge interest out there,” Plouffe said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “People want healthcare. They’re going to be able to get healthcare.”
Although Obama’s poll numbers have plunged, particularly after millions of Americans’ insurers dropped them from their plans, Plouffe said they will rebound.
“I’m confident, in a few months from now, those trust numbers are going to come up,” he said. “It’s just a fact, and it may take until 2017, when this president leaves office, you’re going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding Medicaid, and I think it’ll work really well then.”
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