2 Million Went to HealthCare.gov

    This December 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, DC. The troubleshooter appointed by President Barack Obama to overhaul a bungled health care website rollout said Sunday that improvements had made a "night and day" difference in handling online traffic. The White House has admitted previously that the launch of Healthcare.gov, where people can sign up for health insurance, was a debacle and the Obama administration pledged that the vast majority of potential customers would be able to enroll online by the end of November. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Healthcare.gov website received a record number of visitors Monday, as two million people logged on to check out federal health insurance coverage. The Obama Administration extended the deadline to enroll for January 1, 2014 coverage, giving everyone an extra day to sign up before Christmas Eve. “We see this intense traffic as a sign that people are eager for affordable health insurance,” said the communications director for the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Obama administration announced Tuesday that they'd give yet another extension to anyone who could prove that website kinks prevented them from meeting the deadline.

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