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Video: President Obama's health care infomercial

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President Obama announced a "hotline" phone number during his Tuesday press conference reminding Americans that they can sign up for Obamacare.

"The number is 1-800-318-2596 — 1-800-318-2596," he said. "Check out healthcare.gov. Call that number. Show your family and friends how to use it. And we can get America covered, once and for all."

Obama pointed out that the phone would be answered by "real people" fluent in over 150 different languages.

"And let me just remind people why I think this is so important," he said. "I heard a striking statistic yesterday — if you get cancer, you are 70 percent more likely to live another five years if you have insurance than if you don’t. Think about that."

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