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We are live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, with the latest news and analysis.

We are live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, with the latest news and analysis.

April 1st, 2014
05:27 PM ET

Analysis: Is the enrollment surge for Obamacare a game changer for the White House?

(CNN) – The enrollment surge for the Affordable Care Act is more than just a numbers game, it could be President Barack Obama's legacy on the line.

Even Vice President Joe Biden didn't seem to think the administration was going to hit its target of 7 million back in February.

"We may not get to seven, we may get to five or six, and that's a hell of a start," Biden said.

But after a surge on the last day of open enrollment, Obamacare met the original White House target, President Barack Obama said Tuesday at what amounts to a victory for his administration.

So is this a game changer for the White House? And will the new numbers help vulnerable Democrats running for re-election in 2014? CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger, CNN political commentator and Republican strategist Kevin Madden, and former Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland discuss.

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