Interview: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh on Obamacare

Mar 31, 2014

Dr. Howard Koh, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, says the implementation of Obamacare marks an historic time in the history of U.S. public health.
Credit Courtesy / Office of Public Health Service

Last week, President Barack Obama announced more than six million people had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

The deadline to enroll – or at least get started on the process – is midnight on Monday, March 31st.

In the weeks leading up to the deadline, the Obama Administration has been on a major public relations push to spread the word, and the pace of enrollment has picked up dramatically.

On Thursday, WBOI’s Sean Bueter spoke with U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, to get an update on where enrollment stands now.