Obamacare Deadline Passes

    US President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Obama spoke about the Affordable Care Act amid technical problems which have hurt the rollout of the healthcare marketplace. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    So that happened. The Obamacare deadline to fix Healthcare.gov’s glitches came and went midnight Sunday, and the White House insisted Saturday morning that their goals had been met. Administration officials indicated on Saturday there had been a last-minute update this week, and the site’s capacity has been expanded to accommodate 50,000 users at once and up to 800,000 users per week. “We’re on target to meet our stated goal for the site to work for the vast majority of users,” said Aaron Albright, a spokesman for CMS, the agency responsible for the website.

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