Obamacare Enrollment Falls Short

    The Healthcare.gov website is displayed on a laptop computer arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The race to construct an online insurance exchange by Oct. 1 spurred the Obama administration to use an expedited bidding system that limited its choice of a builder to just four companies, including CGI Group Inc. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images


    According to some early reports, HealthCare.gov enrollment fell significantly short of the Obama Administration’s goals, likely due to the federal health care website’s glitches. Sources told The Wall Street Journal that initial tallies suggest less than 50,000 people successfully signed up for private health insurance in October. The administration had reportedly expected 500,000 people to enroll during the site’s first month. Official enrollment numbers are set to be released by the Department of Health and Human services this week.

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