Health insurance website goes past 1-million mark in enrollment

Created: 12/31/2013 9:01 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

For a time there, it seemed like no one would ever be able to get onto the federal government's health insurance website but the problems have cleared enough for the site to reach a milestone -- one million sign-ups.

The Obama administration says combined with the totals from the state-run markets, total enrollment in the health insurance plan could top out at two million by the end of the year. That would be about two-thirds of the administration's original goal of signing up 3.3-million by December 31. That's a significant improvement, given the technical problems that all but crippled the federal market during the fall rollout of the signup process.

Overall, the goal remains to get 7-million people signed up by March 31.


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