There've been questions about how many people were even aware today was the first day of enrollment for the Affordable Care Act or if they would even respond. Wonder no more. At least 2.8 million people checked out the Healthcare.gov website since midnight according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service. That's the site that's handling exchanges for 34 states that defaulted to the federal governor at least for the first year.
The first day was far from trouble free. This is what I found when I tried to check out ACA for Pennsylvania.
Plenty of delays and glitches because of the high volume. No word on how many Americans actually bought insurance. President Obama acknowledged there would be issues as the enrollment process rolls out. Consumers have until March 31st 2014 to sign up but need to make decisions by December 15th to get coverage starting January 1, 2014.
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