With his administration announcing that 8 million had signed up for insurance on the health care marketplaces, President Obama proclaimed the debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over and down with.

The administration's figure of 8 million was further bolstered by estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Gallup organization that a net 12 million newly insured had resulted from the first enrollment period for Obamacare when Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are factored in.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reports today that Democrats out on the hustings for reelection come November are not as sanguine as their party's titular head. The article, "Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law," says the word "health" is scarcely uttered by Democrats on the campaign trail.