Obamacare Web site goes down twice amid last-minute rush

|By:, SA News Editor

The government's HealthCare.gov received over 4.8M visitors yesterday while the telephone center took 2M calls as people rushed to sign up for Obamacare health coverage ahead of last night's deadline.

However, the enrollment process was again mired in chaos, as the Web site went down at least twice and was out for several hours.

Those who started the enrollment process but didn't complete it will be allowed to do so, providing more uncertainty for health insurers.

With 6M people having bought coverage by last week, the government could reach its target of signing up 7M people by around this point in the process.

However, an estimated 45M Americans still remain uncovered.

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